Poll: dont read the thread, just answer

16
87 51.5%
-16
67 39.6%
I don't know how to do this math
15 8.9%

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Poll -4^2 (Read 10413 times)

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a classic thread
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I am watching very closely.

Don't screw it up this time.
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uh oh
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please real vote, and if you don't want to vote for I DON'T KNOW btw.
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this is middle school shit
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this is middle school shit

last time this topic came around it was a 50/50 split and one of the people fervently arguing the wrong side is at Harvard now on a scholarship. there's something MORE to this than math and I hope this poll helps figure out what it is.
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last time this topic came around it was a 50/50 split and one of the people fervently arguing the wrong side is at Harvard now on a scholarship. there's something MORE to this than math and I hope this poll helps figure out what it is.
what??? who??
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paul c.
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it's probably just people who see -4 as a single number and not -1*4. After that you just got order of operations which maybe people don't know?
http://marklisanti.tumblr.com/post/126620624/i-can-totally-relate-harold-i-am-a-farmer-and-i
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yeah some people just imagine parentheses in their head
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Yeah, it's clearly -16. It would be 16 if the question was (-4)^2.
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nope I can't get -16 any way I do it. have not done maths for 2 years though so!
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nope I can't get -16 any way I do it. fuck you maths teachers.

type it into google.
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hahahahaha

I have never thought of it that way but that makes a lot more sense.
Last Edit: February 20, 2009, 07:20:05 pm by Rockman
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no option to remove vote?? lol

oh well
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yeah that does not give any explanation nice try.

It really does.
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yeah that does not give any explanation nice try.

it shows you order of operations pretty explicitly. the negative is outside, meaning its multiplication, meaning you do the exponent first.
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nice try i know your edit tricks by now...
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too quick bros
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Yeah, it's clearly -16. It would be 16 if the question was (-4)^2.
....ffffffffffffff

Oh well, I screwed up.
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