What is this "order of operation" cult now with math? - Printable Version +- HP Forums (https://www.hpmuseum.org/forum) +-- Forum: Not HP Calculators (/forum-7.html) +--- Forum: Not remotely HP Calculators (/forum-9.html) +--- Thread: What is this "order of operation" cult now with math? (/thread-16593.html) Pages: 1 2 RE: What is this "order of operation" cult now with math? - Claudio L. - 05-05-2021 01:33 PM (05-05-2021 12:51 PM)Albert Chan Wrote:   (04-08-2021 05:34 PM)Maximilian Hohmann Wrote:  It is an exact science as long as unambiguous notation is used. Quote from the video: "it depends who you are talking to ... " Yeah... it depends on how much math the person you are talking to knows: sqrt(-9) = No real answer: if you don't know complex numbers exist sqrt(-9) = 3i : If you watch some guy on the internet sqrt(-9) = 3i and -3i: If you actually care about math at all... RE: What is this "order of operation" cult now with math? - Eddie W. Shore - 05-05-2021 02:23 PM (04-03-2021 09:49 PM)Steve Simpkin Wrote:  I think the lesson to be learned here is to avoid writing an equation is such a way that it can be interpreted differently by people. An extra set of parentheses in this case would make your intentions clear to *everyone* with nothing to debate. 100% agree! RE: What is this "order of operation" cult now with math? - Sukiari - 05-19-2021 01:00 AM If it breaks Russell and Euler it’s wrong. I stopped flying partly because of this quick change to our OOO which people haven’t been notified of.