Joined Mar 20, 2011 at 01:05AM EDT
I’m anywhere, everywhere, and nowhere… all at the same time.
I can’t find much about this guy.
I see that you’re mad. I can tell by your post containing insults, and my experience in identifying mad people.
Jokes aside, it’s your own fault. You can’t say you saw it first, because in reality, memes aren’t made popular by one person. Rather, the internet as a whole makes the meme… well, a meme. You can only prove you were the first one to use the meme and/or create the meme. Other than that, it becomes popular because people make it popular.
On that note, I want to add that your photo does not prove anything. If you’re mad because someone supposedly “beat you” to posting the image, then you’re being stupid, because a LOT of people could have posted the image before you and said nothing.
@ Mashni (and other duplicate complainers)
How do you even delete images here? If I can, then I’ll be happy to track down every duplicate image and delete. But I’m still getting used to the site’s HTML coding, so it’ll take a while. If it’s a mod-only job, then I guess I can make a list of all images needing deletion. Of course, that’ll involve everybody’s cooperation in not posting images until all duplicates are deleted.
Anybody want to add that starting a thread on /b/ claiming you got copypasta Triforce will end in massive spam? :P
Uploaded an image to Taxmaster.
Oh. My. God.
Look, I’ve already talked to a forum about this, and even the mathematicians agree that 288 is the answer. Why? Because of this:
48/2(9+3) ← Add first in parentheses.
48/2(12) ← Here’s the issue: DO NOT multiply yet! Divide instead.
24/(12) ← Multiply.
288 ← PROFIT!
The reason why this is still going on is because people think they need to multiply what outside of the parentheses. Problem is that you ONLY multiply externally when that order of operation is next. You only do what’s inside the parentheses first, that’s it. Everything is basic operations from there.
TL;DR, externally multiplying what’s outside of the parentheses is incorrect. The answer is 288.
End of discussion.
Side-Note: I’m giving this a +1 confirm. This definitely struck the internet as fast as meme would.
[Sees the chaos this has brought over the internet.]
I believe the image I uploaded sums up this situation.
Obviously I typed in the wrong number. I use the numeric keypad you know.
The answer is 2.
You must multiply with parentheses to continue. So, subtract what’s inside the parentheses, then multiply, THEN divide.
I know this isn’t exactly on topic with this meme, but I just thought it was stupid for this type of thing to be so popular. Up-to-date calculators can do this in with no problem at all, so I don’t see why there’s an “argument” about the answer going on in the first place.