View Single Post
Old 08-04-2019, 07:11 PM   #18
MIJB#19
Grizzled Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Maassluis, Netherlands
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexB View Post
I voted 1, but then changed my mind - 16!

I was always taught do the brackets first, then do the sum. I can see how people get to 1 as I did - there’s a temptation to do the 2x bit first as well as it’s next to the brackets, but I realised that was my mistake.
Same here. I would never write it down like that, 8:2x(2+2) or 8/2•(2+2) is less confusing to me, in particular that ÷ thingy.
__________________
* 2005 Golden Scribe winner for best FOF Dynasty about IHOF's Maassluis Merchantmen
* Former GM of GEFL's Houston Oilers and WOOF's Curacao Cocktail
MIJB#19 is offline   Reply With Quote