A minute has passed since some – possibly most – of us have learned and applied the entire “order of operations” rule of mathematics. So not surprisingly, some people solved different parts of the problem in the incorrect order the first time around. At least one person commented with a prediction of $16. Some people think the cookie costs 6 cents after trying to divide 1 dollar by 16 dollars and one person came up with 2 dollars.
A few commenters have pointed out that the key to solving the expression is PEMDAS, or as one put it, “REMOVE MY DEAD CASH.” (Another commenter noted that it was “Dear Aunt” and not “Dead Aunt.”) PEMDAS is an acronym used to teach the order of operations. Therefore, a long equation as large as the one given by Wendy must be solved bit by bit in the correct order. Each SplashLearn, solve the expressions in the following order: Pstone, Exponents, USAulcers and EASYivision, ONEddition and Subtraction.
The answer was: “*crouched close to the microphone*” One dollar, Bob,” lalathecurly said. Thankfully, it’s not 16 dollars because these breakfast cookies, although delicious, is not made of gold. While there may be some disappointed customers out there who think they’ll pass up the much cheaper $1 cookie.
https://www.mashed.com/706320/instagram-is-stepping-up-to-solve-this-wendys-math-challenge/ Instagram is growing to solve this Wendy’s math challenge