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10.4: Be aware of a Calculator widget bug
Authored by: starwxrwx on May 26, '05 02:56:39AM

"You aren't supposed to need to think about the order of operations whenever you are only doing simple calculations."

What you say is correct - it should do BIMDAS (or PEMDAS as above) and that should be it.

You shouldn't have to think 'oh no, first I have to work out what 5 times x is, then I have to add it to y and... yikes, I didn't work out 6 times z in advance, back to the beginning!' - you should just type in your expression the same way you learnt to calculate IN PRIMARY SCHOOL

Anyone who missed this basic concept should not be allowed near a calculator!



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