# MY MATHS TEACHER IS GOING CRAZY!

He says that: 1+399954/452/9876/4598/23*76/43=1! HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE!

Well it sounds as though your maths teacher is actually correct! if you type the above on a calculator the answer is 1.000001497 which is 1 if you round the number down.
javaid.aslam
10 July 2011
Remember the calculation is completed using BIDMAS
javaid.aslam
10 July 2011
The calculation after the + sign is actually so small that when it is added to 1 it makes sense to say the answer is 1 rather than 1.000001497.
javaid.aslam
10 July 2011
Its like having 1 million pounds 1 penny in your bank account. No one will really be interested in the one penny, theyd rather be interested to know that you had 1 million pounds!
javaid.aslam
10 July 2011
YOU ARE COORECT! THANKS!
masterblaziken
10 July 2011
The left hand side of the equation does not equal 1 so the equation is incorrect. It may be APPROXIMATELY 1 but it is NOT equal to 1. Just because there are 5 zeros after the decimal point does not mean the next series of integers are irrelevant. The equation as it stands is mathematically incorrect.
billboffin
23 July 2011