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    1 question.. two answers..

    according to google 3^2 + 5^2 divided by 2 = 21.5

    according to me 3^2 + 5^2 divided by 2 = 17

    Which one of us is stupid? If googles right could you help explain their answer a little further? thanks.

    Actually I think I see how they produced 21.5. It's 3^2 or 9 + (5^2/2) So 5^2 = 25/2 wich is 12.5 plus 9 = 21.5

    Ugh. I'm trying to love math.. I really am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E=MChuh? View Post
    according to google 3^2 + 5^2 divided by 2 = 21.5

    according to me 3^2 + 5^2 divided by 2 = 17

    Which one of us is stupid? If googles right could you help explain their answer a little further? thanks.

    Actually I think I see how they produced 21.5. It's 3^2 or 9 + (5^2/2) So 5^2 = 25/2 wich is 12.5 plus 9 = 21.5

    Ugh. I'm trying to love math.. I really am.
    yup, your syntax is off. this is why it is important to use parentheses, with google as well as MHF

    (3^2 + 5^2)/2 = 17
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    Quote Originally Posted by E=MChuh? View Post
    Which one of us is stupid?
    And don't call either of you stupid. Stupidity is in not asking when you have a question.

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