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Friday, August 02, 2019

Viral math problem baffles mathematicians, physicists | Mathematics - New York Post

Can you solve this math problem? - “8÷2(2+2).” by Frank Miles, reporter and editor at New York Post.

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The equation went viral this week on Twitter, causing major confusion over the right answer.
Mathematicians and physicists went nuts about it.
Mike Breen, the public awareness officer for the American Mathematical Society, told Popular Mechanics: “The way it’s written, it’s ambiguous. In math, a lot of times there are ambiguities. Mathematicians try to make rules as precise as possible.”
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Source: New York Post