6 thoughts on “Facebook and math don’t mix”

  1. The new thing would be to type it into Google and see what that gives, because it does correctly give 10. I suppose people would assume Google is wrong too though…

  2. Actually, 10+10×0 is technically undefined. The commutative and associative laws of addition and multiplication do not specify whether 10+10×0 ought to be interpreted as (10+10)x0 or 10+(10×0). The supposed ‘addition first, multiplication second’ rule is not mathematics but artificial calculator syntax.

  3. Okay, I can understand why people would put 0 if left-to-right operations were used. But 20? Seriously?

  4. I actually find it refreshing that most people got it correct. Ignorant people tend to speak first so I am not at all bothered by the comments. The banter might have even saved a few of the innumerate so it was all worthwhile.

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