Can you do this problem?

Asked by JG117 (52) May 20th, 2009

the problem is -1 + (-6) +32 +(-7)=?

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would it be cheating if I told u?

Fred931 (9429)

Yes, I can.

Ivan (13479)

…i was doing similar problems in fourth grade- no more Miss Taylor, Thank you!

if you remove the parentheses you substitute the plus and the minus with a single minus. That’s all you need and then simple arithmetic.

oratio (8920)

As it happens, I can do that problem. Thanks for asking.

wundayatta (58638)

Ummmmm Yea

Kenyan (295)

This really shouldn’t even be classified a problem. A hemorrhoid is problem. This is just a tiny pain in your ass. And I mean tiny.

Count me in as one who can do the problem.

SuperMouse (30814)

ϴ2r

Obviously…

eambos (8899)

gailcalled (54584)

18

brettvdb (1192)

Indeed i can

Clair (3817)

@brettvdb: Show-off. We don’t do homework here, remember?

gailcalled (54584)

Yes, I can. And I suck at math. Woot!

If you go to wolframalpha.com and type that in it should work. just replace ”?” with x or any letter. The best part is it will work with pretty much any math problem you can write out.

intro24 (1434)

I believe its 18

xkris133x (13)

jesus

oratio (8920)

@xkris133x: Show-off. We don’t do homework here and we read the earlier answers, remember?

gailcalled (54584)

@oratio

Contrary to popular opinion, Jesus is not the answer to every question.

Ivan (13479)

lol

oratio (8920)

I can, indeed, do this problem. In my head. And I’m horrible at math and have dyscalculia. I can also do this problem using the basic calculator program that comes with Windows. I suspect I could also do it with dozens of easily googled calculator sites.

MacBean (19534)

Nope.

autumn43 (5282)

Yes.

crisw (14120)

eighteeeen

ccbatx (338)

@ccbatx: Show-off. We don’t do homework, remember, and besides, this has been answered twice before. ^^

gailcalled (54584)

@gailcalled

I couldn’t resist. 18 is my lucky number=)

ccbatx (338)

Who cares

xkris133x (13)

this place ain’t for doing homework…will u carry your laptop to the exam??

Are you kidding? They tell me that 1+1=2 but when my wife and I (1+1) got together it ended up with 3. Whats the deal with math?

justwannaknow (1369)

Yup, I can do it. Been helping my kids with their homework often enough that all my math has returned from wherever it went.

Darwin (21820)

Yes I can, and unlike these other people, I’ll give you the CORRECT answer. The answer is: Cerulean Blue Sky Over an Azure Sea.

-1 + (-6) +32 +(-7)
= – 1 – 6 + 32 – 7
= + 32 – 1 – 6 – 7
= + 32 – (1 + 6 + 7)
= + 32 – (14)
= + 32 -14
= + 18

42!!!

This isn’t Y!A

eambos (8899)

Yes, but the number of virgins are supposed to be 72. This is way off. There is something wrong with the calculation.

oratio (8920)

pikipupiba (1629)

Why is this question back? I answered it once, and now it’s back in my question queue? Please. Fluther. Stop doing this to me. Before I hang myself.

wundayatta (58638)

It equals love!

pikipupiba (1629)

@daloon now it’s back for me because you answered it! stop this question before it’s too late!
…and stop talkin suicidal, it’s nawty.

Clair (3817)

@daloon Yes. Stop posting comments here, naughty man!

oratio (8920)

I have doing this for 6 years now. It is 18.

raptorum (43)

<——[cinching knot around his neck, imagining a heaven with no stupid questions—at least, no stupid questions that come back to haunt you. For some reason, elevator muzak is playing. Wishing he had an ice pick.]

wundayatta (58638)

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