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BIDMAS?

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I learned it as:

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10?

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2x0=0+2+10=12? :ninja:

Cooorrrect!

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Well done Carni!

I was always rubbish at such stuff at school :No1:

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Darkazana #53,

I will come clean, In February when I started this thread, I had never heard of either Bidmas or Bodmas. If I had done, I had certainly forgotten it all. My Granddaughter taught me some of the very basics. Tonight I had to ask her for a Recap. So you see, I can't take the credit. I got by with a little help from my friend! Or should I say I got by with help from my little friend.

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If I recall, when I was at school and Tech, all multiplication and division were in brackets, so we were taught to do everything within the brackets first, then complete the addition and subtraction second.

My wife has a Bsc and majored in accounting, and she argued black and blue, if the multiplication isn't in parenthasis, then the sum is started left to right.

Eventually she has accepted what I said, though she is still skeptical as I think she learned Math the same as myself.

Quick proof of the way it should be done, is use a scientific calculator, feed the figures in just like they are written and it gives the correct answer every time. That's how I convinced the wife....

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Bump.

Seeing as Bidmas/Bodmas has arisen, I remembered this old thread from around 2014. For the mathematicians on NS to re baffle me again.?

 

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