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#### unclejed613

##### Well-Known Member
stay way back from them on the highway....

#### Buk

##### Active Member
When I saw this I immediatly started thinking about all the other things duct tape can't fix -- ballons, marriages, brexit, T...p et al -- and was tempted to look for pics for them, but I decided against it. I've only got a decade or two left in me.

#### ClydeCrashKop

##### Well-Known Member

For those unfamiliar with the original Star Trek:
Crew in red uniforms were expendable. They were likely to get eaten by alien creatures or not reassembled right in the transporter etc.

#### Ylli

##### Active Member
55 or 56? I know the '56 had the gas cap behind the tail light (had one), but that tail light does not look quite right for a '56.

#### sagor1

##### Active Member
Again, someone who did not remember (or listen in class) basic math rules, where order of operations is multiply or divide first, only then addition or subtraction.
Correct answer is 120. Typical "misinformation" out on the Internet.... If there were brackets (parentheses) around the first 2 numbers, which is done first, then 5 would be correct.
EDIT: I see someone mentioned that 5! is the answer. Disguising 5 with an exclamation mark in a sentence is the decieving part... If the statement was 230-220x0.5 = 5!, then the statement would be correct. Deceptive, is it not?

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#### Ylli

##### Active Member
If the statement was 230-220x0.5 = 5!, then the statement would be correct. Deceptive, is it not?
Yes it is, but that is the answer.

#### JimB

##### Super Moderator
What we have here is a bit of a "double entendre".

In normal English grammar, 5! would be five, exclamation.

In mathematics, 5! would be five factorial.

No, I did not get it until this little twist of meaning was pointed out above.

JimB

#### DerStrom8

##### Super Moderator
Again, someone who did not remember (or listen in class) basic math rules, where order of operations is multiply or divide first, only then addition or subtraction.
Correct answer is 120. Typical "misinformation" out on the Internet.... If there were brackets (parentheses) around the first 2 numbers, which is done first, then 5 would be correct.

##### Active Member
DS8: Simplicity. Funny! E

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