# Nancy by Olivia Jaimes for September 08, 2017

## Explore Nancy

1. ##### scpandichover 3 years ago

Let’s see:

It would be ((12/3)4)-6+((24/2)8) -13 which is

(4*4)-6+(12*8)-13 = 16-6+96-13 = 93

2. ##### contralto2bover 3 years ago

How many of us did it twice? Once just left to right and got 123, then looked up the order of operations (PEMDAS) and re-did it and got 93? Or is that just me? LOL

3. ##### IgnatzPremium Memberover 3 years ago

It’s 93. But I wonder if Guy intended 123. Because I assumed the solution would have some significance.

4. ##### Caerinover 3 years ago

This gave me a headache. I never got this in school and I don’t get it now. I came up with 113, which is, obviously, (according to the math hero’s here), wrong. It is akin to parsing, which I never completely got either, but did better than math!

5. ##### Caerinover 3 years ago

I think that should be “diagramming” for the younger generation.

6. ##### MJKesquireover 3 years ago

I get 123. I had to do it 4 times.

7. ##### Thomas Scott Robertscreatorover 3 years ago

I’m no good at math. I never got the hang of long number sentences. So I tried it on a calculator just to see what it thought, and got 123. I also had to read it in zoom. When I first saw it in my email, I thought the ‘24 divided by 2’ part said 24 1/2.

8. ##### windfinderover 3 years ago

Let’s get Jason from Foxtrot over here and he’ll explain the right answer.

9. ##### kaffekup over 3 years ago

I didn’t bother. The answer to everything is 42.

10. ##### Sportymonkover 3 years ago

I used to teach 9th grade Algebra and had one girl that could not multiply 5 × 7 without a calculator!

11. ##### I Go Pogo over 3 years ago

And thus the importance of knowing the order of operations…which I’ve long forgotten.

12. ##### RonnieAThompsonPremium Memberover 3 years ago

The calculator app on my iPhone correctly gave an answer of 93.

13. ##### g.iangoodsonover 3 years ago

Standard calculator 123. Scientific Calculator 93. Go figure!

14. ##### rgcviperover 3 years ago

I, too, got 93 here. But since I’m no math whiz, all I know about the subject is that 2 + 2 = 22 …

15. ##### AissatouBaabout 3 years ago

I really hate math, I will never get that subjet!

16. ##### AissatouBaabout 3 years ago

the anwser will be 83. You are welcome!