6 thoughts on “Some math fails and some math wins”

  1. Bryan Lee Williams

    I put into Google:
    200000000000002-200000000000001
    and got
    200 000 000 000 002 – 200 000 000 000 001 = 1
    That Yahoo question just makes me pity those people.

  2. The first one is not a fail, it’s a genuine question; the answer really is 14 unless you put brackets around the 2+3 bit. Then it’s 20. That had me confused for ages as well until I learnt what BODMAS meant.

  3. Order of operations dictates that multiplication is done first, brackets or not – the correct answer is 14.

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