# Can math problems have more than one answer?

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## Can math problems have more than one answer?

Some math concepts and terms have multiple definitions or interpretations; learn why you should pay attention to them. Can a Math Problem Have More Than One Right Answer? It’s true that math is usually extremely precise, but ambiguity does occasionally creep in.

### How can a math problem have two answers?

Yes, there can be two different right answers on a math problem. Math problems are not always of the kind “find all possible solutions” as in “find all numbers that multiplied by themselves make 4”. A math problem can also be “find a number that multiplied by itself makes 4” for instance.

**What is the most impossible math problem?**

Today’s mathematicians would probably agree that the Riemann Hypothesis is the most significant open problem in all of math. It’s one of the seven Millennium Prize Problems, with $1 million reward for its solution.

**Is it 16 or 1?**

The confusion has to do with the difference between modern and historic interpretations of the order of operations. The correct answer today is 16. An answer of 1 would have been correct 100 years ago.

## Can mathematics be ambiguous?

Abstract: even in mathematics, ambiguities can be hard to spot. The phenomenon seen here in arithmetic goes beyond the usual PEMDAS rule and illustrates an ambiguity which can lead to heated arguments and discussions.

### What maths should a 11 year old know?

Children are working to extend their knowledge of whole numbers, fractions and decimals and this is the main focus for numeracy development at this stage. 11-12 year olds are placing decimals and fractions on number lines and have been introduced to the concept of positive and negative numbers.

**Who created math?**

Archimedes is known as the Father of Mathematics. Mathematics is one of the ancient sciences developed in time immemorial….Table of Contents.

1. | Who is the Father of Mathematics? |
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4. | Notable Inventions |

5. | Death of the Father of Mathematics |

6. | Conclusion |

7. | FAQs |

**Who created Bedmas?**

Achilles Reselfelt is a mathematician who invented BODMAS. It is a mnemonic that helps us remember how to evaluate mathematical operators in a mathematical statement involving more than one mathematical operation.

## Is Bodmas wrong?

Wrong answer Its letters stand for Brackets, Order (meaning powers), Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction. It contains no brackets, powers, division, or multiplication so we’ll follow BODMAS and do the addition followed by the subtraction: This is erroneous.

### What is root4?

The value of root 4 is equal to exactly 2. But the roots could be positive or negative or we can say there are always two roots for any given number.

**How do you know if there are more than one answer?**

If there are several solutions (e.g. to a polynomial equation) and you define each to be an ‘answer’, then there is more than one right answer. Alternatively you might define the answer to be the collection of all solutions, in which case you need to provide them all and the solution is unique.

**Is there more than one right answer to an equation?**

It depends on how you define an answer, to an extent. If there are several solutions (e.g. to a polynomial equation) and you define each to be an ‘answer’, then there is more than one right answer. Alternatively you might define the answer to be the collection of all solutions, in which case you need to provide them all and the solution is unique.

## How many solutions does a well posed problem have?

For a problem to be considered “well-posed” there should be a single solution set, but this set could contain many solutions, a single solution, or no solution at all. Many algebra or calculus textbook examples are constructed so that there is exactly one, or only a few answers.

### How accurate are math answers?

If you would like to listen to the audio, please use Google Chrome or Firefox. Math is known for precision. Answers to problems are usually black-and-white—right-or-wrong—right? It’s true that math is usually extremely precise, but ambiguity does occasionally creep in.