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

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### 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.
Please help!

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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?

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### 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.

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