Nerd1: Meh. this is about notation not math.

Nerd2: The notation is what it's all about. You change the way you arrange the problem and you have a different equation. You can't say "Well... I was answering it for the other way". If you believe that, then welcome to America. Type II diabetes is on your right, and an overinflated sense of self-importance is on your left.

Nerd3:This is the kind of thing that makes people hate math. Math is about finding the solutions to problems, not making the problem deliberately ambiguous so people have a hard time figuring out what it's even asking.

Nerd4:Yep.. though I think lots of people would still hate math for other reasons. But this sure doesn't help.

"google that shit"

"f*** google, the answer is two...besides what came first arithmetic or google"

"are you serious?"

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48 ÷ 2 x 12 = 288

48 ÷ 2(9+3) = 2

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