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Re: Post your funny pictures here!!! part Deux
« Reply #9105 on: May 29, 2021, 11:36:21 AM »


I hate when they write out the problems this way. I know there's an order of operations, but why leave things to interpretation? This should say: (2 + 2) x 4, unless the point is specifically to test one's knowledge of the order of operations. But even then, it'd be wrong, because you multiply before you add.
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

Offline Hydra009

Re: Post your funny pictures here!!! part Deux
« Reply #9106 on: May 29, 2021, 12:01:53 PM »
I hate when they write out the problems this way. I know there's an order of operations, but why leave things to interpretation?
Afaik, they write it that way specifically to test people's knowledge of order of operations, which isn't particularly good lol.

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This should say: (2 + 2) x 4, unless the point is specifically to test one's knowledge of the order of operations. But even then, it'd be wrong, because you multiply before you add.
Normally, you multiply before you add, but parentheses take precedence over everything else.  So in that example, addition is indeed the very first thing you'd be doing.

Re: Post your funny pictures here!!! part Deux
« Reply #9107 on: May 29, 2021, 01:11:27 PM »
I'd just step out for a beer.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Re: Post your funny pictures here!!! part Deux
« Reply #9108 on: May 29, 2021, 08:33:59 PM »
Afaik, they write it that way specifically to test people's knowledge of order of operations, which isn't particularly good lol.
Normally, you multiply before you add, but parentheses take precedence over everything else.  So in that example, addition is indeed the very first thing you'd be doing.

I'm assuming that because 10 wasn't an available answer, it wasn't intended that one multiply first.
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

Offline aitm

Re: Post your funny pictures here!!! part Deux
« Reply #9109 on: May 29, 2021, 09:34:56 PM »
I would’ve gone with 10 as well and I don’t know shit about mathematics order
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Re: Post your funny pictures here!!! part Deux
« Reply #9110 on: May 29, 2021, 09:54:22 PM »
I would’ve gone with 10 as well and I don’t know shit about mathematics order
There is a reason for the order. If you consider fractions as numbers...take for example the approximation of pi of 22 divided by 7. If I wanted to add 1 to 22/7, we simply have
22/7 + 1 which is not the same as 22 divided by 8. No need for (22/7)+1

Re: Post your funny pictures here!!! part Deux
« Reply #9111 on: May 30, 2021, 07:59:41 AM »
Nobody noticed that one per in four got "13"?
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Hydra009

Re: Post your funny pictures here!!! part Deux
« Reply #9112 on: May 30, 2021, 11:31:24 PM »

Re: Post your funny pictures here!!! part Deux
« Reply #9113 on: May 31, 2021, 12:48:52 PM »
He was slowed down by all those pony boys who weren't on supernatural horses.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Re: Post your funny pictures here!!! part Deux
« Reply #9114 on: May 31, 2021, 11:16:54 PM »


Dunbest shit I've seen today. Countless scientists are researching new ways to treat various cancers. If one were to discover a universal miracle drug that cured cancer, they'd be fucking rich. Not to mention the fame and the inevitable Nobel Peace prize they'd instantly receive. But yeah, Big Pharma wants to keep you sick. "Follow the money." lol
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

Offline Hydra009

Re: Post your funny pictures here!!! part Deux
« Reply #9115 on: June 01, 2021, 12:19:27 AM »
I saw a meme like that (why don't they cure cancer, if their vaccines are so good! Durr durr) and then saw a news blurb saying that Pfizer is working on a cancer vaccine, lmao.

Re: Post your funny pictures here!!! part Deux
« Reply #9116 on: June 01, 2021, 07:52:35 AM »
My hillbilly cousins are fascinated by science, but have zero, or less, understanding of what they see. This leads to frustration, which leads to hate, which leads to suffering!
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Re: Post your funny pictures here!!! part Deux
« Reply #9117 on: June 01, 2021, 08:20:29 AM »
My hillbilly cousins are fascinated by science, but have zero, or less, understanding of what they see. This leads to frustration, which leads to hate, which leads to suffering!
Yep. So many people around here who don't know that force equals mass times acceleration, what the irrational number PI represents, or can even explain the basics of evolutionary theory who are 'fixin-to-learn-me' all about 'science'. I will typically ask them the most basic of science questions and when they display near zero knowledge I can then ask them why they are attempting to school me or convince me of anything.

Go learn something and then we can talk. WTF. The arrogance of the ignorant is astounding; including the 20 something nieces and nephews in my own family. What the hell were they being taught in school? Why are they so self-confident in their fucked up beliefs? Thousands of years of incredible struggle to uncover truth is just summarily dismissed and disrespected in favor of whack-job misinformation.

Re: Post your funny pictures here!!! part Deux
« Reply #9118 on: June 01, 2021, 08:58:42 AM »
Most of my cousins are homeschooled, to avoid contamination by science.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Re: Post your funny pictures here!!! part Deux
« Reply #9119 on: June 01, 2021, 08:59:03 AM »