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DavidP
01-13-2002, 08:58 PM
5 / 2 = 2.5
5 / 2 = ( 2 + 3 ) / 2

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

2.5 = 3

????

-KEN-
01-13-2002, 09:04 PM
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

Unregistered
01-13-2002, 09:06 PM
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.

DavidP
01-13-2002, 09:08 PM
argx...

what i meant was:

2 + 3
____

2

I just didnt want to put it on 2 lines...so i made the ( )...

-KEN-
01-13-2002, 09:12 PM
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 ;)

Yoshi
01-13-2002, 09:14 PM
2 + 3
____

2

You have to factor all the numbers:

1 + 1.5
______

1

=2.5

zahid
01-13-2002, 10:13 PM
( 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