Everybody’s favourite algebraic tool is currently trending on Twitter.
Although, there is a little bit of confusion over whether the correct mnemonic to memorize the order of operations is the Canadian/New Zealand standard of BEDMAS (brackets, exponents, division/multiplication, addition/subtraction) or the U.S. standard, PEMDAS (parentheses, exponents, multiplication/division, addition/subtraction).
Did you get one, 16 or something else? It all depends on whether you use PEMDAS, BEDMAS or BODMAS.https://t.co/uKLBwKvvQR
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) July 30, 2019
Other devices such as BODMAS (brackets, order, division/multiplication, addition/subtraction), common in United Kingdom, India, Bangladesh and Australia, and BIDMAS (brackets, indices, division/multiplication, addition/subtraction), also popular in the United Kingdom, have too made an appearance in the clash.
Though all of the mnemonics get the same point across, the Twitterverse is afire with heated arguments on both sides.
The answer is either 16 or 1.
And the internet just can’t seem to decide.
Some people’s feelings are getting hurt.
everyone out here saying PEMDAS
while im quietly sitting here with my BEDMAS
— dubu + chaeng (@sleepy_once) July 30, 2019
PEDMAS is just illiterates trying to spell BEDMAS.
— Jeff Yampo (@jroc260) July 30, 2019
Most are just confused as to why this is happening.
me seeing pemdas and bedmas trending in the 'trends for you' section pic.twitter.com/eS75nvmSjD
— sara (@Avelana1989) July 30, 2019
all i did was open twitter and then i see BEDMAS trending, goodbye everyone pic.twitter.com/79r67GOA7R
— hailey (@haileyslg) July 30, 2019
All in all, it’s the same in the end regardless of which device you use… but the answer is 100 per cent 16.
PEMDAS, BEDMAS, BODMAS, don’t matter the answer is 16 pic.twitter.com/wsqaHYa7Hw
— IGZ (@igzrap) July 30, 2019