When researching the Google AdWords content network, I came across the following sum on the AdWords Help page.

Now, remembering back to primary school maths class, there is an acronym called BODMAS, that helps us to work out such sums. (Which stands for Brackets, Order, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction. And is the order in which things should be calculated, to arrive at the answer.)

And when BODMAS is applied to the sum above, the answer is $1.17 (and not $0.48, as listed).

But credit be given to them, as they do list in words how they work out the answer, which is the main thing at the end of the day. I just thought this was a bit of fun.

http://adwords.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=94661

http://www.easymaths.com/What_on_earth_is_Bodmas.htm

http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/resources/Year6Bodmas.htm

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