### People can be so narrow-minded.

Apr. 30th, 2011 01:40 am**phoeny**

I'm sure it's making rounds everywhere but here's the meme in question:

And people are legit angry that it's either 1 or it's 9. I reblogged it with my explanation:

Of course I read the notes, and all I'm getting is PEMDAS thrown at my face (The order of operations goes Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication/Division, Addition/Subtraction).

FUCK PEMDAS, FUCK ORDER OF OPERATIONS. If people can't see that the lousy division slash and the fact that there's nothing to clarify the 2(1+2) makes the equation ambiguous then I have no hope for the math curriculum.

I'm not even a math major, but I wonder why people can't see beyond what they're told.

And people are legit angry that it's either 1 or it's 9. I reblogged it with my explanation:

**"LOL TROLLING. As a matter of fact, the equation above is ambiguous leading people to believe it’s either**

(6/2) x (1+2)= 9

OR

6/ [2(1+2)]= 1

You know that illusion of seeing either a young lady or the face of an old woman? SAME CONCEPT."(6/2) x (1+2)= 9

OR

6/ [2(1+2)]= 1

You know that illusion of seeing either a young lady or the face of an old woman? SAME CONCEPT."

Of course I read the notes, and all I'm getting is PEMDAS thrown at my face (The order of operations goes Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication/Division, Addition/Subtraction).

FUCK PEMDAS, FUCK ORDER OF OPERATIONS. If people can't see that the lousy division slash and the fact that there's nothing to clarify the 2(1+2) makes the equation ambiguous then I have no hope for the math curriculum.

I'm not even a math major, but I wonder why people can't see beyond what they're told.

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Date: 2011-04-30 06:46 am (UTC)zerrat.livejournal.com/struggled with maths all her life.

Anyhow, you're right.

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Date: 2011-04-30 07:00 am (UTC)aznphoenixx.livejournal.comBut it really depends on how you interpret where the 2 is grouped with 6 or (1+2).

I was awesome at math (oh the stereotype) until high school. I just stopped caring. *shrug* All my math teachers...didn't really explain enough, so I can understand the frustration. But in college I got a really good score on my math requirement (A-, equivalent to 88-92/100).

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Date: 2011-04-30 08:42 am (UTC)meicdon13## no subject

Date: 2011-04-30 09:10 am (UTC)aznphoenixx.livejournal.comI just find it annoying that some of the responses were "LOL PEMDAS. WHY SO STUPID? OBVS IT'S 9" and such.

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Date: 2011-05-01 06:11 am (UTC)meicdon13