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    8/2(2+2) = ?

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    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.

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

    uses "console"
    
    dim n as Ext
    n = 8/2*(2+2)
    printl n
    
    
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    Now the question is ...
    Quote Originally Posted by primo View Post
    google recognizes that 2(...) = 2*(... ) . but also she know that ...
    why do you think google is female?

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    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by primo View Post

    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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