# interesting question...

• 01-13-2002
DavidP
interesting question...
5 / 2 = 2.5
5 / 2 = ( 2 + 3 ) / 2

( 2 + 3 ) / 2 <-- cancel the 2 = 3 / 1 = 3

2.5 = 3

????
• 01-13-2002
-KEN-
Crack isn't good for you...

See, you have to evaluate what's in the parentheses first, hence:

(2+3)/2 = 5/2 = 2.5
• 01-13-2002
Unregistered
actually it's this
5/2 = 2.5
5/2 = (2+3)/2
(2+3)/2 = 2/2 + 3/2 = 1 + 1.5 = 2.5
sorry.
• 01-13-2002
DavidP
argx...

what i meant was:

2 + 3
____

2

I just didnt want to put it on 2 lines...so i made the ( )...
• 01-13-2002
-KEN-
even though that may be true, unregistered is right...that's what I was trying to say on AIM but I couldn't quite get it right...stupid crack, can never think when I'm on it. :p ;)
• 01-13-2002
Yoshi
2 + 3
____

2

You have to factor all the numbers:

1 + 1.5
______

1

=2.5
• 01-13-2002
zahid
Quote:

( 2 + 3 ) / 2 <-- cancel the 2 = 3 / 1 = 3
Make the line clear.

2+3
-----
2

=>
2 __ 3 /* underscore is for space*/
-- + --
2 __ 2

=> 1 + 1.5

=> 2.5