fbpx
Connect with us

Social Stories

Are You 1 Or 16? This 8÷2(2+2) Math Problem Just Broke The Internet

Published

Are You 1 Or 16? This 8÷2(2+2) Math Problem Just Broke The Internet - World Of Buzz 2
Source: Twitter & Twitter

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Two plus two is four, minus one that’s three, quick maths!

Sadly, Big Shaq doesn’t have the answer to every math problem. You’ve heard of how the internet broke over the black and blue (or was it white and gold?) dress. And again over the pink and white Vans. Today, we present to you social media’s latest civil war. This viral math problem has everybody choosing sides: Can you solve 8÷2(2+2)?

It all started off with a Twitter netizen sharing this photo posing the seemingly harmless question:

Now there are two ways to go about this, depending on which Math bible you take as law.

The PEMDAS method goes by the order of the equation: Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction. With this method, you’ll get 16. But if you swear by your UPSR teacher’s word and were drilled into the order of the BOMDAS method, (Brackets, Order, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction) the answer is 1.

While results remain debatable, the Internet decided to do what it’s best at: launch into a completely unbridled roast WAR. Netizens went from boasting about their degrees to straight up being savage to people who had different answers.

Insider approached Presh Talwalker, the author of “The Joy of Game Theory: An Introduction to Strategic Thinking,” to explain why people are getting different answers to this primary school problem.

“People who got the number 1 as the answer to this problem were using an outdated version of the order of operations, multiplying 2(4) first and then dividing 8 by 8. But plugging the equation as is into a modern calculator results in an answer of 16. You have to add another set of parentheses to get an answer of 1.”

Are You 1 Or 16? This 8÷2(2+2) Math Problem Just Broke The Internet - World Of Buzz

Source: insider

Yes we have a legit answer. But before you BODMAS followers flip the table, everybody should know that the issue was really in the question itself:

So there you have it. We really should be looking for the cure for cancer instead but here we are, DIVIDED over a math problem. Its TIMES like this that make us wonder: What has humanity come to? Just leave math where it belongs! In your high school textbook.

 

Also read: This Malaysian Helped to Develop Sport Car Maker’s Fastest Supercar By Creating a Revolutionary Maths Formula

Are You 1 Or 16? This 8÷2(2+2) Math Problem Just Broke The Internet - World Of Buzz 1

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

Feat Image Insult Feat Image Insult
News15 hours ago

M’sian Driver Has Insufficient Card Balance, Insults Toll Booth Operator When He Can’t Get Through

A viral video has left Malaysians enraged recently, showing the action of a road user insulting and threatening a toll...

Feat Image Screen Feat Image Screen
News17 hours ago

Study: M’sians Spend 48.41% of Their Time Awake Looking at Screens, 8th Highest in the World!

A recent study by Electronics Hub pretty much confirmed something that we Malaysians have known for a while, which is...

My Post 1 2024 04 23T145047.839 My Post 1 2024 04 23T145047.839
News17 hours ago

Penang Woman Who Splashed Hot Water on OKU Man Gets 10 Years in Jail & RM6K Fine

A few days ago, it was reported that a woman had splashed scalding hot water on a man with Down...

My Post 3 2024 04 23T125606.423 My Post 3 2024 04 23T125606.423
News17 hours ago

“Why follow so close?” 5 Car Pile Up Allegedly Caused by Student Driver, M’sians Defend the Student Driver

There are many things that Malaysians road users tend to avoid when on the road such as potholes, Mat Rempits...

Collage 6 5 Collage 6 5
News18 hours ago

Singapore is Hiring Roti Canai Makers With RM5,000 Salary, Access to Prayer Room & More!

There’s nothing Malaysians love more than a good old classic roti canai for breakfast in the morning! What if we...

Feat Image 24 Hour Feat Image 24 Hour
News20 hours ago

“Healthier for M’sians” – Consumers Association Penang Wants Govt to Prohibit 24-Hour Eateries

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) has called for the Government to prohibit eateries in the country from operating 24...

My Post 1 2024 04 23T111003.138 My Post 1 2024 04 23T111003.138
News20 hours ago

2 TLDM Helicopters Crash During Training Session in Perak, 10 Victims Confirmed to be Dead

2 Royal Malaysian Navy (TLDM) helicopters crashed at the TLDM Camp in Lumut, Perak, during a training session for the...

My Post 1 2024 04 23T101027.938 My Post 1 2024 04 23T101027.938
News21 hours ago

WATCH: M’sians Jump Into Action to Stop Snatch Thieves in Kuching, Successfully Saving a Victim

It is truly unfortunate that our country has an abundance of snatch thieves waiting on motorcycles around corners, looking out...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY