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>> No. 4929 Anonymous
23rd July 2021
Friday 4:18 pm
4929 BODMAS, PEDMAS whatever
Can I get a discussion here? I was never taught order of operations, not at primary school, not at secondary, not when I did A-level maths, not even when I spent 5+ years at an engineering design company doing beam and wind loadings.

But I see it all the time with the yanks wanking over the idea of people misinterpreting a poorly structured equation. And scoffing at any who dared not know about it.

Anyone else in the same boat as me?
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>> No. 4930 Anonymous
23rd July 2021
Friday 5:35 pm
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There's something deeply wrong with people who freely choose do maths out of anything other than strict necessity. I think that alone is reason to be suspicious.

I'd just ignore it and move on. It's like those provocative political posts designed to bait unsuspecting bypassers into saying the wrong thing so they can be publicly shamed. Never trust twitter, they're all psychopaths.
>> No. 4931 Anonymous
23rd July 2021
Friday 5:37 pm
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We already had this discussion here a few weeks ago.

if you do what you were told in school you follow bodmas which means you multiply and divide before addition and subtraction, but in the real word people who do maths for a living always write out equations in a way that the order or operations is obvious. (And if you write formulae in excel you just use brackets absolutely fucking everywhere so nothing is left to chance)
>> No. 4932 Anonymous
23rd July 2021
Friday 5:42 pm
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November was more than a few weeks ago.
>> No. 4933 Anonymous
23rd July 2021
Friday 5:44 pm
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Time travels more slowly in /science/ lad.
>> No. 4934 Anonymous
23rd July 2021
Friday 5:44 pm
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* /lab/ lad
>> No. 4935 Anonymous
23rd July 2021
Friday 6:27 pm
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I like drawing up tables of video game data and using Excel to try strategies based on the numbers. Essentially playing the game without any of the fun. But I am deeply wrong so you're spot on.

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