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# Half of 2+2

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HA ha - you got me! I should know better!

Aug 17, 2003

if that was the answer then i think u would have to put the ( ) after the first 2 and after the second 2

ex. 2(+2)

ex. 2(+2)

its more order of operation, so you dont necessarily need the parantheses. If they were there, it wouldnt be a very fun teaser would it?

Assuming that you are trying to comply with the normal rules of mathematics, then the answer would be 3 anyway. You ALWAYS have to do a fraction before an addition. Therefore, this puzzle should be of the 'Math' category, to test your knowledge of mathematical functioning. However, I do not want to draw away from the fact that it is a very good idea for a teaser!

I have just looked at the teaser again and I have spotted something. If this teaser had not been done on a computer, then an answer could be a '2' with the left half of a '+' sign. Just an idea...

wow that made sense

Neat Trick. made me smile

Thanks Griphook! I'll never be as good as you though.

this would have fooled a lot of people i know, but i saw it right away

Very good. Got me. Im in an algebra class too.

Knowing this is in the teaser section, it was blatently obvious that half of 2 + 2 meant 1 + 2.

Wait, did I spell that right? oh well...

STUPID!!!!

i dont know how people cant see it straight away.

impossible...

i thought it was half of 2's

for ex:

1+1

for ex:

1+1

I got it, but not a very unique teaser...

I thought it meant something like 2 and half a plus sign. Great teaser!

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