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KeriM Due September 28 (twins); 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ontario 1129 posts
8th Apr '13

BEDMAS is what I was taught...



20 is the answer. :)

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66643 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting LA REINA
ღ Diana ღ Michigan 15726 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting kthx.:" I've never heard of using B, lol. But yeah, my mind was blown when he started teaching with GEMDAS :lol: ... [snip!] ... GEMDAS :lol: PEMDAS is cool for like... middle school. But once you get into higher levels of math, IMO.. GEMDAS works better."


I have not heard of GEMDAS before, I just finished pre-algebra but maybe I will see it in another math course. I have lots more to take *sigh* lol

LA REINA™ New York, NY, United States 16286 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting kthx.:" I've never heard of using B, lol. But yeah, my mind was blown when he started teaching with GEMDAS :lol: ... [snip!] ... GEMDAS :lol: PEMDAS is cool for like... middle school. But once you get into higher levels of math, IMO.. GEMDAS works better."


I hadn't either, I see 2 ladies from Canada who use the B so maybe it's not an American thing.



I agree with GEMDAS being easier for higher level math though.

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66643 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting ღ Diana ღ:" I have not heard of GEMDAS before, I just finished pre-algebra but maybe I will see it in another math course. I have lots more to take *sigh* lol"

Whoops, I take it back... he was my math teacher junior year, for algebra. I took pre-calculus my senior year :lol:



I love math :oops: I'm not too good with the calculus part anymore, since I've been out of school for a while... but I was majoring in middle school education with concentrations in math/social science. Once I'm taught a technique/way to work an equation... I finish the work in no time flat.

LA REINA™ New York, NY, United States 16286 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting kthx.:" Whoops, I take it back... he was my math teacher junior year, for algebra. I took pre-calculus my senior ... [snip!] ... in math/social science. Once I'm taught a technique/way to work an equation... I finish the work in no time flat. "

You're lucky! Get your ass back in school because people who are good at math have way better opportunities when it comes to careers. I'm struggling with pre-algebra but I haven't done any math really since I was like 13.

ღ Diana ღ Michigan 15726 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting kthx.:" Whoops, I take it back... he was my math teacher junior year, for algebra. I took pre-calculus my senior ... [snip!] ... in math/social science. Once I'm taught a technique/way to work an equation... I finish the work in no time flat. "


I have a love/hate relationship with math. I do very well (got an A) but there is just so much to remember. I had a very hard time with it back in high school and dreaded it once I went to college but the program that I use has been really helpful to me in understanding math. I will have to remember the GEMDAS though for my future math classes.

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66643 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting LA REINA
kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66643 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting ღ Diana ღ:" I have a love/hate relationship with math. I do very well (got an A) but there is just so much to remember. ... [snip!] ... use has been really helpful to me in understanding math. I will have to remember the GEMDAS though for my future math classes. "


I didn't do too well in college math. Mainly because I needed the expensive calculator and couldn't afford it :oops: So I had to do a lot it by hand and with a simple calculator... so it took me longer, opposed to those who had the better calculator.




You guys are really making me miss school :lol:

LA REINA™ New York, NY, United States 16286 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting kthx.:" I do need to go back eventually. I've been toying with the idea of online schooling. I don't have the ... [snip!] ... I have like, 60? hours completed. I just can't bring myself to pay for schooling when I still have no idea what I want to do :x"

Be an actuary, they make great money!

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66643 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting LA REINA
LA REINA™ New York, NY, United States 16286 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting kthx.:" I've never even thought of something like that. I'm gonna look into it :D "


:shock:
It is an amazing job, if I was good with numbers that's what I'd be going to school for.