## 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1*0 = ???

Fractions, ratios, percentages, exponents, number patterns, word problems without variables, etc.
cassi
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:31 am
Contact:

### 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1*0 = ???

Ok, I have been posed with this question, but several of us are arguing over the answer....

1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1*0

I was thinking due to PEMDAS that the answer would be 16, but others keep telling me this is 0.... Now I am getting confused and second guessing myself.

stapel_eliz
Posts: 1628
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:22 pm
Contact:
Ok, I have been posed with this question, but several of us are arguing over the answer....

1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1*0

I was thinking due to PEMDAS that the answer would be 16, but others keep telling me this is 0....
What is their justification for a value of zero?

maggiemagnet
Posts: 358
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:32 am
Contact:

### Re: 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1*0 = ???

1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1*0

I was thinking due to PEMDAS that the answer would be 16, but others keep telling me this is 0....:
If the expression had been "(1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1)*0", then "0" would have been the correct answer. But since there is nothing grouping the zero at the end to any but the last one, your answer is correct.