# Thread: 8/2(2+2) = ?

1. ## 8/2(2+2) = ?

write this in google search box
8/2(2+2)
and she will change it to (8/2)*(2+2) = 16
there is a big trouble about this simple question here
https://twitter.com/pjmdolI/status/1155598050959745026
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/s...as-bedmas.html

google recognizes that 2(...) = 2*(... ) . but also she know that the division has priority over the multiplication.

2. This scared me for 16 seconds but ...
fortunately seems working fine

```uses "console"

dim n as Ext
n = 8/2*(2+2)
printl n

WaitKey
```

3. Now the question is ...
Originally Posted by primo
google recognizes that 2(...) = 2*(... ) . but also she know that ...
why do you think google is female?

4. Hi Eros
i was on 4 choices , {he, she, it, they}. in fact not sure.
but in my subconscious i want to refer to google with some appreciation to ( her efforts ) as an efficient and very powerful company so i choose 'she' , for researchers in fact she is their Mother.

5. Q: Is Google male or female?
A: Female, because it doesn't let you finish a sentence before making a suggestion.
https://joke4fun.com/text/is-google-...r-female-16124

6. Originally Posted by primo

google recognizes that 2(...) = 2*(... ) . but also she know that the division has priority over the multiplication.
That's seems school standard :

parenthesis first
then
from left to right

2(...) is not more not less than 2x where x = (...) ;

you don't write 2 * x

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