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**The problem**

**What is 48÷2(9+3) = ?**

** We explain how to get the correct answer by using the modern interpretation of the order of operations. We also explain how you would get a different answer under historical usage of the division symbol.**

## 10 comments

48÷24=2

Answer is 288

48÷2(9+3) = ?

48÷2(9+3)

=48÷2×12

=24×12

=288

48÷2(9+3)=48÷2(12)=48÷24=2

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apply BODMAS , ANSWER IS 2

48÷2(9+3) = ?

48÷2(9+3)

=48÷2×12

=24×12

=288

48÷2(9+3) = 288