The Math Problem Dividing the Internet SOLVED | Because Science Live!


  1. Tom V

    Tom V2 jam yang lalu

    BODMAS - Brackets, orders, division, multiplication, addition, subtraction.

  2. Luria Stars

    Luria Stars20 jam yang lalu

    I cant believe you had to make an episode for this

  3. John-Paul Roesler

    John-Paul RoeslerHari Yang lalu

    TIME TRAVEL POWER! Ultimate Nerd Version.. Your Power is literally setting a save file. You can only save up to three separate save files at one time... By going back to the oldest save file you delete all other later save files.. when you go back to a save file you continue on from that point. best superpower though.. that id like.. I'd want the power to "level up" via an EXP system UI that only i can interact witth and use.

  4. Pacos NinjaTacoTeam

    Pacos NinjaTacoTeamHari Yang lalu

    When my math teacher taught the PEMDAS she said that it could be more accurately described as PE(MD)(AS) since the multiplication/division and addition/subtraction have the same weight respectively

  5. AzgarthX

    AzgarthX2 hari yang lalu

    why on earth is this a 30 min video

  6. kamakazi339

    kamakazi3393 hari yang lalu

    I have no idea how people get this wrong

  7. Haughty Willow

    Haughty Willow3 hari yang lalu

    Another way to reach 16: 8/2 can be written as a fraction, 8 over 2. 4 can be written as a fraction, 4 over 1. 8 over 2 multiplied by 4 over 1 is 32 over 2. Simply to get 16 over 1, which is the same as 16.

  8. David Rice

    David Rice4 hari yang lalu

    Spends minutes talking about "favorite" movie...consistently says the wrong name for the main actor. It's Carl Urban. Keith Urban is a country singer.

  9. SRADracer

    SRADracer5 hari yang lalu

    In The Netherlands we learn this in middle school.

  10. Eric Salazar

    Eric Salazar5 hari yang lalu

    Go smell a doorknob

  11. Kosake82

    Kosake825 hari yang lalu

    21:40 It would be certainly harder to fart downwards than upwarts.

  12. CringeMiser 3000

    CringeMiser 30005 hari yang lalu

    Apart from being correct the first time I solved the equation *dabs* I found that a good way to explain it to my friends who didn't get it was to treat it similarly to quadratics (I think that's the term), in that I went 8/2 = 4, so it's now 4(2+2) then did 4x2 +4x2 which is 16, circling round to my original answer.

  13. Sebbgaming

    Sebbgaming5 hari yang lalu

    It's 16 because when you solve the equation you have to go left to right.

  14. Oak, Pokemon Professor

    Oak, Pokemon Professor6 hari yang lalu

    Please... excuse my dear aunt sally...

  15. Renvil

    Renvil6 hari yang lalu

    18:32 We can't smell the basic metals themselves, but the smell you might resemble metals by is infact the metal's chemical reaction with bodily oils or other impurities on the metal (e.g. after touching it wih your fingers you leave some oils on the surface etc.) ...point is you smell a composit molecule that is made from a reaction with the metal, not the metal itself. Nile Red on IDreporter is testing and explainging this in much more detail if you are interested in that:P

  16. Michael Capone

    Michael Capone6 hari yang lalu

    Didn't bother to watch a 30 minute video on a second grade math problem, but I will ease all your minds and tell you that the answer is 16. Unlike the dress where the human eye can perceive colors differently, math is an exact science. There is no debate. When you have multiplication and division in the same problem you go left to right. The first 2 in the problem lies outside the parentheses. Where is the confusion?

  17. Pheldagriff

    Pheldagriff6 hari yang lalu

    I don't care wether this is wrong or not but if this were written 8 / 2 * (2+2), I would interprete it as 16. but given that there is NO multiplication mark (which can be rightfully omitted), I interprete it that the (2+2) belongs to the outside 2, leading to the answer 1.

  18. 40Kfrog

    40Kfrog6 hari yang lalu

    No. Conventions are arbitrary and have no bearing on the actual correct answer. It's either 8/(2 x(2+2)) or (8/2)*(2+2) and you CANNOT claim to have the correct answer until you get more information and determine which one.

  19. MalchazarZJ

    MalchazarZJ6 hari yang lalu

    Sad that you have explain this in a IDreporter video....

  20. Noah Murtha

    Noah Murtha6 hari yang lalu

    I know this videos old and you guys probably won’t see this, But the more I think about it the more I think I’m gonna delete my social media after watching this. As I think about it, I realize it truly does fill the “boring” parts of my day. Literally just like a bad filler in an anime. Thank you guys for putting it into a bit of perspective and making me think about it more than just “eh it’s entertaining”

  21. rob bowman

    rob bowman6 hari yang lalu

    I’m sorry, the way that you have it written there implies it is 8 over 2(2+2), meaning you would do the multiplication first because they are all in the denominator. If you use the division symbol, not the slash mark, that would make you correct, but the slash implies fractions.

  22. Jared Bergsma.

    Jared Bergsma.6 hari yang lalu

    I like to convert all divisions into multiplications. So I read that as "8*0.5*(2+2)" so no matter how i do it i get 16

  23. Drew Lehman

    Drew Lehman6 hari yang lalu

    That and the way computers process data, they treat the 2 as the single variable being divided into, you HAVE to put more parenthesis to include more operations or an expression under that division, unless you input a variable that is itself a function but it is contained within that variable so you don't even see the operation, just (#)/f(x)

  24. lordchaos7770

    lordchaos77706 hari yang lalu

    All you gotta do is replace the / with ÷ and isnt 8÷2(2+2) easy to see how you get 16?

  25. Eric Hillmeyer

    Eric Hillmeyer6 hari yang lalu

    Even if you did the equation out of order of PEMDAS, i.e. simply going left to right, you get 16. You start with 8/2, which is 4. Then, since you parentheses aren't a multiplication star or dot, you do what's in the parentheses (2+2), which is 4. Then, you continue on left to right, multiplying 4*4, which is, as we already know, 16. Granted, knowing PEMDAS is useful for allowing you to quickly and efficiently do equations without a calculator, but even without it here you don't get 1.

  26. Patrick Keller

    Patrick Keller6 hari yang lalu

    Sry Kale but you missed one detail in this: the multiplication is contracted, the opperator excluded. Consider this difference: 8 / 2X 8 / 2 * X

  27. Harry Townsend

    Harry Townsend7 hari yang lalu

    A lot of teachers will not tell you about the left to right rule. A lot of teachers will mention it but will complacently let kids forget about it and blindly follow PEDMAS.

  28. In Possibilities

    In Possibilities7 hari yang lalu

    Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

  29. Chris Bernardo

    Chris Bernardo7 hari yang lalu

    God, I really hope this didn’t “divide” the internet. This is literally elementary school math.

  30. cclevel45

    cclevel457 hari yang lalu

    Lmao great video man.

  31. Joshua Johnson

    Joshua Johnson7 hari yang lalu


  32. smhRaven

    smhRaven7 hari yang lalu

    I uninstalled facebook 16 years (when I was 15) when i read the user agreement and realized that they could sell information to anyone. I proceeded to tell all my close relations and they didn't believe me....

  33. The Critisizer

    The Critisizer7 hari yang lalu

    Bro it is not is pedmas

  34. Sam Carter

    Sam Carter7 hari yang lalu

    Just gotta say on your point of Facebook or a phone carrier selling your data “illegally” or “without your consent” they 100% have your consent if you signed a contract or hit that “I accept” button... Facebook would not make money if it didn’t sell data so either they sell your data cause you clicked “I accept” and continue to use the platform or you quit Facebook and they shrivel and die (in a business sense not literally die)

  35. Rogelio Alejandro Salcido Carranco

    Rogelio Alejandro Salcido Carranco7 hari yang lalu

    Thanks for the answer from that math problem which it will be useless in my daily life

  36. Rogelio Alejandro Salcido Carranco

    Rogelio Alejandro Salcido Carranco7 hari yang lalu

    Really, thanks

  37. Stephen Combs

    Stephen Combs7 hari yang lalu

    Isn’t it “PEDMAS” , I believe that is what I learned in school. I could be wrong though

  38. Andrew Stalker

    Andrew Stalker6 hari yang lalu

    It doesn’t matter what mnemonic device you learned. They literally all mean the same thing. It’s the order of operations. It’s the same everywhere.

  39. Joseph Willette

    Joseph Willette7 hari yang lalu

    You may have. It doesn't matter since M or D don't take any priority over the either

  40. Knight Yoshi

    Knight Yoshi7 hari yang lalu

    Hi Kyle, The equation written online is 8÷2(2+2), using the obelus (÷), which historically means 8 over 2(2+2) as shown below 8 ------- 2(2+2) Now there are two ways you can break this down. Using the distributive property, which occurs before PEMDAS So 8 --------- (4+4) Or you can reduce common factors 8 divided by 2 and removing the 2 from the bottom of the equation. With that you have 4 ------- (2+2) or more simply 4/4 Which is 1. So there are two ways to show getting the answer as one getting 16. Now if you plug it into a calculator, sure, it might give you 16, but that's strictly doing PEMDAS left to right. However, that doesn't mean it's correct. Some years ago I took one of these controversial problems plugged it into Google and another math calculator and got two different answers. It depends on if the calculator sets up the problem correctly, or strictly does PEMDAS left to right. So, I object to your answer that 16 is the correct solution for the equation and raise you 1, good sir.

  41. PythonPlusPlus

    PythonPlusPlus8 hari yang lalu

    How would you calculate 8/2a where a = 2+2?

  42. PythonPlusPlus

    PythonPlusPlus8 hari yang lalu

    How would you calculate 8/2a where a = 2+2?

  43. J W

    J W8 hari yang lalu

    While i can see where you are coming from this, it is inherently incorrect. The division symbol of "/" is not the same as "÷". If this equation read: 8÷2(2+2) you is correct, however the symbol "/" represents more than just pure division of one number of the other. The "/" represents a value called the dividend (in this case 8) and a divisor (in this case the representation is 2*(2+2)). I disagree with the assessment.

  44. Givin Natanlie

    Givin Natanlie8 hari yang lalu

    Who uses / in a math equation?

  45. Declan

    Declan8 hari yang lalu

    Solve: A/B(B+B)

  46. who-man ?

    who-man ?8 hari yang lalu

    Karl Urban was in judge dredd Sylvester Stalon demolition man you said Keith Urban the country singer

  47. VincentDir

    VincentDir8 hari yang lalu

    Young me would've solved this as 4*4. Present me still would solve this as 4*4 due to the order of the operations.

  48. Kalveren

    Kalveren8 hari yang lalu

    My favorite math question is. "Q: If Jon has 18 candy bars and eats 15. What does Jon have? A: Diabetes." :)

  49. tchgs11 zdok

    tchgs11 zdok8 hari yang lalu

    How in the world can people think it's one??? There's a very clear order of operations...

  50. Bas Tange

    Bas Tange8 hari yang lalu

    Regarding neural link, there is one application I am rather hoping will get explored further. There is some hopeful progress in allowing disabled people to link to their prosthetics (either internal or external) through neural link, which might make it possible to restore some form of basic sight to blind people, basic hearing to deaf people or restoring motoric function through exoskeleton or implant to people unable to use their limbs otherwise. That would definitely be a worthy use of neural link to me. I know for fact some minor successes were achieved using this method to restore some basic hearing. The brain is wonderfully flexible and seems to be capable to interact and learn to use the stimulus from external aides.

  51. Austin Reeves

    Austin Reeves8 hari yang lalu

    So you can start division while the parentheses are still there? 8/2(2+2) does not mean 8/2*(2+2). 8/2(2+2) goes to 8/(2*2+2*2) which is distribution (part of parentheses). We then follow PEDMAS inside the parentheses so multiply/divideing means we get 8/(4+4) then we follow up with addition/subtraction leading to 8/(8) the number in the parentheses is now complete since PEDMAS is complete inside the parentheses and only a symbol is touching so remove the parentheses. we now have 8/8 there are now no parentheses so we move on to multiplication/division. We now have 1. Also the / symbol indicates a fraction and not division. If you want to get 16 the equation would have to be 8÷2×(2+2). 2×(2+2) may seem redundant but it is required to have the 8÷2 come first

  52. Sami Kay

    Sami Kay8 hari yang lalu

    This could have all been prevented if they also put parentheses around 8/2.

  53. HKVeteran

    HKVeteran8 hari yang lalu

    Regarding the equation, I was taught to look at division as an improper fraction, meaning I read that as the sum of two 2s multiplied by eight halves, which is 16.

  54. Robin Porter

    Robin Porter8 hari yang lalu

    Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally: Parenthesis Exponents Multiplication Devision Addition Subtraction

  55. GMD Sharkz

    GMD Sharkz8 hari yang lalu

    How are people so fucking stupid to think this equals 1?

  56. Nestor Mandela

    Nestor Mandela8 hari yang lalu

    Tldw: 16

  57. Rengar Main

    Rengar Main8 hari yang lalu

    Well this isnt a correct writing of the problem therefore making it obvious

  58. Impartial

    Impartial8 hari yang lalu

    I just want to advocate for the 1 side here, as that is how I saw it. Contrary to what many in the comments like to think, not all 1-ers are idiots who couldn't pass 8th grade; I am currently taking Precalc as a freshman, having taken two online courses last year and having passed both finals. I am also aware of the order of operations, and had the problem been 8 / 2 * (2 + 2), I certainly would have solved it as 16, even though I know that 2 * (2 + 2) is equivalent to 2(2 + 2). This is a misleading fact-- however --because, while those expressions have the same value alone, it would be possible for them to act differently in a given context. For example, 2 - 1 = (2 - 1), but 3 - 2 - 1 =/= 3 - (2 - 1), in the same way that, theoretically, 2 * (2 + 2) = 2(2 + 2), but 8 / 2 * (2 + 2) would not equal 8 / 2(2 + 2) if one assumes that a(b) binds tighter than a * b, which was my assumption. I still believe that parenthetical multiplication should bind tighter than explicit multiplication, and with a bit of research, this seems to still be a disputed issue. That proves that this is not such a basic, 3rd-grade math problem, but a useless argument based solely around the ambiguity of certain mathematical syntax. Please, people, just write your division expressions in fraction notation.

  59. NeandroThrall

    NeandroThrall9 hari yang lalu

    This is a problem written in terrible form intentionally trying to screw with people. To get 16 as an answer there SHOULD be parenthesis around 8/2.

  60. David McCormick

    David McCormick9 hari yang lalu


  61. Dylan C

    Dylan C9 hari yang lalu

    Division comes before multiplication. Just sayin.

  62. Aftab Zafar

    Aftab Zafar9 hari yang lalu

    kinda disappointed when u say you had no scientific background, especially when most of topic u deal w/ requires abit more qualification then an amateur could handle

  63. Per Sikker Hansen

    Per Sikker Hansen9 hari yang lalu

    So really it's (PE)(MD)(AS)