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What is this "order of operation" cult now with math?
05-05-2021, 01:33 PM
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RE: What is this "order of operation" cult now with math?
(05-05-2021 12:51 PM)Albert Chan Wrote:  
(04-08-2021 05:34 PM)Maximilian Hohmann Wrote:  It is an exact science as long as unambiguous notation is used.

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Yeah... it depends on how much math the person you are talking to knows:

sqrt(-9) = No real answer: if you don't know complex numbers exist
sqrt(-9) = 3i : If you watch some guy on the internet
sqrt(-9) = 3i and -3i: If you actually care about math at all...

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05-05-2021, 02:23 PM
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RE: What is this "order of operation" cult now with math?
(04-03-2021 09:49 PM)Steve Simpkin Wrote:  I think the lesson to be learned here is to avoid writing an equation is such a way that it can be interpreted differently by people. An extra set of parentheses in this case would make your intentions clear to *everyone* with nothing to debate.

100% agree!
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