PEMDAS your retards.
Answer is 1
>100 % of the time
It's 1, this isn't even ambiguous.
You treat numbers on each side of the operator separately, it's not (20/2) x (5+5), it's 20/2(5+5) which can also be expressed as 20/20 which is 1.
It's either 1 or 100, depending on which convention you use.
The division symbol originally split an equation such that everything before it was the numerator, and everything after was the denominator; the root of the problem is that the division symbol is an attempt to represent a fraction on a single line.
If you write the problem with explicit multiplication of 2 and (5+5), as in 2*(5+5) then the problem is more clear, but people tend to use 2(5+5) style to imply that the two ought to be multiplied.
There isn't a right answer because the problem is a very classic example of an ambiguous equation.
i am trying to put a narrative to the equation to make see how it would make sense.
20 people will be receiving gifts. These gifts are supplied by 2 people who are bring 5 small and 5 large gifts. How many gifts will each of the 20 people receive? I get 1
Google don't fuck around
When OP posts a picture of a 19 years old girl everyone goes apeshit, this 2nd grade problem is spammed everyday yet it isn't banned for spamming, and people keep bumping in.
tl;dr: learn the difference between ÷ and /.
I can never tell if answers like this are attempts at trolling, or just stupidity.
It's 100. Pemdas works like this, first you do all parenthesis, then exponents, then BOTH multiplication and division left to right, then BOTH add and sub left to right. The answer is 100 because even though they say multiplication first, it's grouped with divison.
Exponents (ie Powers and Square Roots, etc.)
Multiplication and Division (left-to-right)
Addition and Subtraction (left-to-right)
What you have here is a poorly constructed math problem.
doctor in math here.
no ambiguosity, the answer is 100.
no sign implies a multiplication, so the OP calculus is 20 / 2 x (5 + 5)
first the parenthesis: 20 / 2 x 10
and then multiplications and divisions from left to right.
10 * 10
no problem, unless you didn't go to school.
Entry level algebra tells us how to solve equations like this (where X = 5 + 5)
20 / 2(X) =
20 / 2(10) =
20 / 20 = 1
There is no difference to 2(5 + 5) and 2x where x = 5 + 5. Even if you were a dropkick cunt who denies this, you have to expand the brackets and solve them before dividing shit, meaning you have to turn 2(5 + 5) into 20 first anyway
100, multiplication and division are the same step, so you do them left to right
>if you want another way to look at it
Obviously the first thing to do is in the parentheses. Can we all agree with that?
So after doing that the equation looks like:
20 / 2 (10) = X
You then go left to right:
10 (10) = X
100 = X
Did go to school.
Everyone answering 1 is like 25 or older. Myself included.
Then they retarded math because millennials are the most retarded generation. So you and your young friends are technically correct.
>oh would you look at that...
>the problem is actually ambiguous
>or 20(10)/2 depending on whether or not you distribute
No matter how you do it, if you're doing it right then it is 100
>the first brackets are an exponent
Do you know what a fucking exponent is? It's a superscripted number telling you how many times to multiply a number by itself. This equation has zero exponents, it's actual form is:
Multiplication & Division (left to right)
Addition & Subtraction (Left to Right)
Both Multiplication and division same as addition and subtraction can be switched in the acronym, such as the different saying, Bedmas and Pemdas, both are the exact same and get the same answers, because it is done left to right.
Please don't try to solve this if you're retarded. I might say to kill yourselves a lot, but deep down, I don't want you to try to solve something that's going to hurt your brain. Just take it step by step if you're really that fragile in the mind. Take it easy
Tl;Dr if you don't get 100 please stop breathing
step one - solve all in parenthesis
step two - complete all exponents
step three - do all multiplication and division left to right
step four - do all addition and subtraction left to right
YA you can do basic math
"distributive property" fucking math casual. distributive property just determines how the individual distribution will occur to the parenthesis. nothing to do with order of operations. you need to distribute the entire (20/2) into it you filthy swine
It can also be called Bedmas, or Bemdas, or Pemdas, or Pedmas, all getting you the same answer because it is
We just use those two acronyms because they sound the best
I was saying that all the calculators and online sources will report it as 100.
I was also responding to the "only if you are under 25 will you say answer is X".
And black people are oppressed in the US. Mostly by the Democratic leadership and their own "civil right leaders". Check with /pol/ if you doubt me.