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Unformatted text preview: 1. 8+3*6 2. 11*6 3. = 66 See, wrong answer! Now, if you were to follow the order of operations, this is the result: 1. 8+3*6 2. 8+18 3. = 26 We came out with two completely different answers, the second of which is correct. Now, I will take care to educate us a little bit on the reality of PEMDAS. A few years ago I remember asking myself: “Self, why is it that we have to follow this order? Why are other answers wrong?” Well guys, first we have to go back in time…way back. You see, at some point in the past, a group of mathematicians decided that the world required a standardized method toward solving this variety of math; if for nothing else, to make communication easier. This gave way to PEMDAS, one of today’s many accepted mathematic notations....
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- Spring '09
- completely diﬀerent answers, earlier math classes, accepted mathematic notations