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Bob Enenstein

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Re: Calculator question
Posted: Jul 23, 1998 11:33 AM
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Jerry -

Looks like a bug to me. I hope that TI is monitoring this site. You
should notify them.

Bob Enenstein
Carlmont High School

---Jerry Brodkey <jbrod@leland.Stanford.EDU> wrote:
> One of my former students who is now starting to teach asked me the
> following question for which I don't have a good answer;
> On the TI-82: 10/5*2 equals 4
> but 10/5(2) equals 1.
> The order of operations rules that I've been using for twenty years

> agree with the answer equal to one. Multiplication and division are
> "equal" in power and you work from left to right. The parentheses

in this
> case don't change the order of operations.
> Have I missed something? Thought I'd throw this out to the list

> for any thoughts.
> Thanks ,
> Jerry Brodkey
> Menlo-Atherton High School
> Atherton, Ca

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