# Puzzle: Put your thinking caps on - My MSAA Community

## My MSAA Community

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I am going to pass on this one my thinking cap is broken right now

Mine is , too. I just find them and post them. Makes my eyes go cross and my brain go soggy! And I was a bookkeeper/accountant for 40 years!

They are fun to do

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Aww shucks. 🤔

I was way off on the last one but I'm still going to try. 7.33?

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0 of course

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Oh know 4

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I think using bodmas it’s 2?

Using what???? Anyway, you got the right answer as usual. You can explain how you came to that conclusion to the rest of the class now🤣

Order of operations. Called PEMDAS in US. Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication and Division from left to right, then Addition and Subtraction from left to right.

Do 8/4 first because it's solved by doing multiplication/division from left to right.... now 8 - 2 x 3 =?

Then multiply.... now 8 - 6 =?

Oh wow! That's larger than my thinking cap. 😱

I understand. I've been a teacher's assistant in HS math classes for 12 years. My job is to help explain math to kids who need varying degrees of help. I could explain this in my sleep at this point, because we cover it year after year after year. Although, I do prefer writing it/verbally explaining it because it's much easier than a typed explanation. It makes sense in my head, but I always wonder if it comes out clear enough to understand when typed out.

🤣🤣🤣you got it!! The problem wasn’t really fair because when I was in school the 8/4x3 would have all been in parenthesis as an algebra problem; then it is simple to solve. Thank you. Will find the next challenge.

They have definitely changed the way they set up/solve problems. Math is math, but when they change the set up or explain a different process to solve, it gets pretty confusing. That's basically why I have a job - because math is confusing!

Personally, I prefer "old math"!

Me too!

Is that yet another new math?

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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2 is right I did it on the calculator

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It gotta b 0

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0!!!😆😆😆

No try agsin

5?

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Is it zero? I'm trying to answer the question without looking at all of the replies.

No. Sorry. A lot of people are answering 0, though.

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Missed that one!

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You got it. Tell us how

8/4 is 2. 2 x3 is 6. 8 - 6 is 2.

Very good. A plus for you!

I have always been mathamatically illiterate. But since my brain bleeds, it has gotten worse. So bad, a therapist at the last rehab hospital where I was stuckkept giving me a sheet of math problems--simple ones, and I was supposed to answer. Okay, I answered them, usually accurately. Except for one. I got it wrong every single time I andwerered it. The theraphist asked me how I was calculating the answers. I told her I was counting on my fingers. She then asked me to calculate the question in fron tof her. I did so . . . . and discovered I'd grown a third thumb! One hand had two thumbs because of my messed up vision and I kept counting it!

That is hilarious!!!

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12!!!!!

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CV97 had it right. Multiplication and Division first, then Addition and Subtraction, Left to Right. Didn't we all learn that in prehistoric times learning to program computers?, the old fashioned way? Now I'm not sure such simple logic works anymore for computing. Last time I looked at trying that again they tried to explain to me, just grab this and do that, then..... Yeah, I got lost.

But, I never forgot the old rules, even if they may be obsolete now.

Old rules still work best

For this operation, please, a machine calculator je je

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using the new math

Yep

Purple!

That is correct!XD

I was going to answer ham sandwich but it's definitely purple.

Laughing 😆

Thanks

I feel so much smarter

I think we're on a roll!

I don’t even own a thinking cap!

Ball cap, yes!

I don’t even like Soduko....

I don’t understand Soduko. Probably why I don’t understand this problem.