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## A math problem for the wise

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Aug 10, 2019, 21:3008/10/19
09/10/18
4
Ppl forgot distributive factor...8/2(1+3)...means 8/ ((2×1)+(2×3))....8/(2+6)....8/8...answer is 1. Anytime you get confused on ( )...use distributive factor...it simplifies the problem 😉
Aug 10, 2019, 22:4208/10/19
Aug 10, 2019, 22:47(edited)
02/19/16
23

16

1+3=4

8/2=4

4(4)-4x4=16
Aug 11, 2019, 00:4708/11/19
04/24/19
2

8/2(1+3) =

BEDMAS  Brackets Exponents, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction.  In that order.  8/2  x  4=

4 x 4 =

Aug 11, 2019, 00:5608/11/19
07/14/19
3
Sep 7, 2019, 04:1009/07/19
09/07/19
1

8/2=4

1+3=4

() Imply multiply

4*4=16
Sep 7, 2019, 06:4609/07/19
08/13/18
8
16 is correct
Dec 2, 2019, 23:5912/02/19
12/02/19
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16
Dec 3, 2019, 07:5612/03/19
10/18/18
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Dec 6, 2019, 19:4712/06/19
01/12/15
10
2x4=8 and 8 divided by 8= 1 there you have it
Mar 17, 2020, 10:2003/17/20
03/17/20
1
Alice Vytsenets said:

Hello Jarls!

We have an exercise for you that seems easy only at first glance. Can you solve it and explain your answer?

Mar 17, 2020, 13:2203/17/20
06/21/17
1286

So this has had a new response,but is only posting the opening admin puzzle question.

It gave me a new idea.

Does the question mark apply to the whole question? The standard  procedure would be yes.

However, does the puzzle  answer its self, by the question mark only applying to the 16,casting doubt on its veracity?

Giving the answer to the riddle in the question, that the correct answer is 1.

Jun 9, 2020, 05:0406/09/20
06/09/20
1
1 you always do (__) first
Jun 13, 2020, 13:2306/13/20
12/30/18
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