If 24 is outside the division, it's too large: 24-4 = 20, and something's added to that.
If 24 is part of the division, you have (24+8)/y = 32/y.
if 32/y = 6, then y = 32/6 = 5.333... You can't get that from integers without another division.
I think the normal answer is 44.
Please tell me this is a joke.24 + 8 = 32 / 2 = 16 x 6 = 96 - 4 = 92
24 + 8 is not 32?
You know how I know you suck at math?24 + 8 = 32 / 2 = 16 x 6 = 96 - 4 = 92
You also added in an extra set of parens that is not needed.I got 116.
24 + 8 / 2 X 6 - 4
Using PEMDAS (remember, multiplication and division are done left-right, whichever comes first)
24 + ((8/2) * 6) - 4
24 + 96 - 4 = 116
EDIT: Nevermind, I got 44. 8/2 = 4, not 16. Me so dumb.
I think the prompt is asking the user to write in parenthesis into the equation such that the final answer would be 6?What is the original prompt? This current post isn't clear since it doesn't equal 6. Can you move the numbers around? Can you put parenthesis anywhere you want?
- 24 +
24+8 is 32. But that isn't what you typed. You typed:24 + 8 is not 32?
There is a very subtle but important difference there.24 + 8 = 32 / 2
Yes I wonder if OP made a typo or the math book made a typo.Closest I came is 4 by adding my own. Funny, I was kinda thinking the same thing, as adding your own parentheses is a great way to reinforce PEMDAS
24 + 8 / 2 X 6 - 4
(24 + 8) / (2 x 6 - 4)
(32) / (12 - 4)
(32) / (8)
4
He was clearly piping his results. Not saying it is okay, but that is what he was doing.24+8 is 32. But that isn't what you typed. You typed:
There is a very subtle but important difference there.
Yes. But it both got him the wrong result and spreads the idea that math works that way. It doesn't. Just skip the shortcuts that are factually incorrect. They are not the way to success.He was clearly piping his results. Not saying it is okay, but that is what he was doing.
24 + 8 / 2 X 6 - 4
musing pemdas, how can I make this equal 6?