Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Answering Mr Jo's question!

Mathematical Statement: 4 ( x + 3 ) and 4x + 3

Question: Is there any difference in the two expressions?

PROLOGUE:

If you're one of those people who can't really understand this ( like the dude who did the x question) although I am one hundred and one percent there aren't any in our class, I am still going to simplify the mathematical statement to 'Idiot - Proof'.

Let us all imagine *imagine* that x basically means a certain numerical value, a numerical value such as the number 5.

PART 1: 4 ( x + 3 )

Basically, 4 ( x + 3 ) means...

4 multiplied by 3 + x.

Simplified: Let's count x + 3 first. We already 'know' that x equals to 5. So 3 + 5 equals 8. So let's now multiply by 4.

ANS: 32.

PART 2: 4x + 3

So, 4x + 3 means...

4 multiplied by x THEN adding 3 to the answer.

Idiot - Proof: We already know x is 5. So 4 multiplied by 5 equals to 20. Adding 3 to 20 equals to...

ANS: 23

EPILOGUE:

Look. There's a big difference in the answers. One is 32 while the other is 23. So yeah, there you have it!

Copyright Chiobubear :D

Paving the way to idiocy~

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