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MarianneSuperadmin
Joined: 16 Jul 2005 Total posts: 1748 Age: 67 Gender: Female 
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:11 Post subject: 


Marc1974 wrote:  In my game against Draakje he win with 2 points and his last move he lay
6 + 0 x 6 : 274 = 6 ???????????????
and get the points to win!!!!!!!!!!
What is this???
Game: 299801
Greets
Marc
One thing is that it gives the bugs but i find it really unfair gameplay from the opponent to use it in so a way!!!!! 
The sum is correct and allowed. _________________ Good luck and have fun 

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bramSuperadmin
Joined: 14 Jul 2005 Total posts: 1083 Gender: Unknown 
Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:54 Post subject: 


6 + [0 x 6] : 274 = 6 + [0:274] = [6 + 0] = 6 

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gamesguru9 
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 19:55 Post subject: 


How is this allowed. from the rules it states
"There is exactly one '=' in the sum."
In the example given there are THREE =
Also, where did the [] come from. 6+0x6 =36 where I live. Where is the rule regarding 'imaginary'brackets. The sum 6+[0x6] may well lead to a correct answer, but surely it is not A) in the spirit of the game and B) no maths teacher (in England) would ever allow that equation as the bracketed part is redundant.
Actually the game would surely be better if using 0 as a multiplier was eliminated. 123456 x 0 = 0 may well be 'correct' but surely that's not what the designer intended. 

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bramSuperadmin
Joined: 14 Jul 2005 Total posts: 1083 Gender: Unknown 
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:02 Post subject: 


What I did was try to explain how you should make your sum. the brackets indicate the first step you have to take. so first you have to do 0x6 then you have to do 0:274 and then 6+0.
And nowhere in the whole world is 6+0x6=36. Everywhere the rule is: first do the x and then the plus sign so 6+0x6=6.
See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_operations 

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Jupiter2
Joined: 01 Mar 2009 Total posts: 8 Location: Morehead City, North Carolina Gender: Female 
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 13:14 Post subject: 


Posted: 14 Jul 2009 09:04 Post subject:

In my game against Draakje he win with 2 points and his last move he lay
6 + 0 x 6 : 274 = 6 ???????????????
and get the points to win!!!!!!!!!!
What is this???
OUCH...REALLY WHAT IS THAT? I guess new games have to work out bugs but it sure stinks when they are working on you!! That formula doesn't make sense at all. Does it? Or am I missing something? 

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bramSuperadmin
Joined: 14 Jul 2005 Total posts: 1083 Gender: Unknown 
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 13:18 Post subject: 


it's a correct sum. 0x6=0 and 0:274=0. So the sum is 6+0=6 

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Epsilonindi 
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:12 Post subject: bodmas 


I guess in the neverending quest for artificially jackedup academic pass rates to feather political nests, moronlevel math has been chucked out of the window??
The arithmetic RULE of linear arithmatic is BODMAS:
http://www.key2study.com/bodmas.htm
..so the division occurs first, THEN the multiplication, THEN the addition.
This still yields 6, but to 'simplify' the equation by bracketing the multiplication operation is incorrect and misleading. 

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bramSuperadmin
Joined: 14 Jul 2005 Total posts: 1083 Gender: Unknown 
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:16 Post subject: Re: bodmas 


Epsilonindi wrote:  I guess in the neverending quest for artificially jackedup academic pass rates to feather political nests, moronlevel math has been chucked out of the window??
The arithmetic RULE of linear arithmatic is BODMAS:
http://www.key2study.com/bodmas.htm
..so the division occurs first, THEN the multiplication, THEN the addition.
This still yields 6, but to 'simplify' the equation by bracketing the multiplication operation is incorrect and misleading. 
You are incorrect, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_operations
Division and Multiplication are first read from left to right then addition and substraction from left to right! 

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TheAlchemist
Joined: 23 Jun 2008 Total posts: 1 Age: 53 Gender: Female 

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bramSuperadmin
Joined: 14 Jul 2005 Total posts: 1083 Gender: Unknown 
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:45 Post subject: 


I deleted the game, please start a new one. 

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Epsilonindi 
Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 18:29 Post subject: Re: bodmas 


Either my quoted reference is incorrect, or yours is.
I think I prefer to trust a MATHS site over Wikipedia.
Either way sir, *I* am not incorrect. 

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bramSuperadmin
Joined: 14 Jul 2005 Total posts: 1083 Gender: Unknown 
Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 15:04 Post subject: 


read on wikipedia the explanation of bodmas! 

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Joana 
Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 18:40 Post subject: 


Jupiter2 wrote:  Posted: 14 Jul 2009 09:04 Post subject:
6 + 0 x 6 : 274 = 6 ???????????????
OUCH...REALLY WHAT IS THAT? I guess new games have to work out bugs but it sure stinks when they are working on you!! That formula doesn't make sense at all. Does it? Or am I missing something? 
Open MS Excel, type the sum and see what Excel makes of it.
{type =6+0*6/274 in a cel} 

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