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# Half of Two

Is half of two plus two equal to two or three?

### Answer

Three. It seems that it could almost be either,but if you follow the mathematical orders of operation,

division is performed before addition. So... half of two

is one. Then add two, and the answer is three.

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and PEMDAS rears its ugly head...

the answer was obvious since u typed it , maybe if you put 1/2*2+2 it would be more confusing

What's PEMDAS?

PEMDAS is a mnemonic that many, many kids were taught to remember the order of operations in a mathematical equation. They stand for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication/Division, and Addition/Subtraction.

Okay, totally unrelated to the teasr.

WE use BEDMAS here.Brackets Exponents Division Multiplication Addition Subtraction.

But you totally right about it coming into play here.

WE use BEDMAS here.Brackets Exponents Division Multiplication Addition Subtraction.

But you totally right about it coming into play here.

i don't get how it could be two.

but if you read it it could be saying (in math words) .5(2+2)

lol i was taught PEMDAS and it stood for please excuse my dear aunt sallie

but we used it for order of operations so the aunt sallie thing was just to teach us easier

but we used it for order of operations so the aunt sallie thing was just to teach us easier

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