Ever wonder why shit falls apart so quickly with the label ‘made in China?’
It’s all in the math.
Take this equation Solve this 60+60×0+1?
There are at least two answers, as some countries such as China do not play by the same mathematical rules America does.
Here in the United States, multiplication and division precede addition and subtraction, so the answer becomes 60+60×0+1 = 60+(60*0) + 1 = 61
In China, it’s strictly left to right with no rules of precedence so the answer becomes…..60+60×0+1 = 120*0+1=0+1=1
Two dramatically different answers for VERY basic equations depending on the inclusion of the rules.
As they may materials and compounds to make the goods we buy, think about how this basic mathematical difference effects the integrity of the metals and plastics they might mix based on formulas they obtained from the United States……