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Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 31557420:MV8xNDczMDcwXzM1NjQ1NDkxXzYwQ0E1NEI=] [quote:Anonymous Coward 32057798:MV8xNDczMDcwXzM1NjQ1NDAxX0Q3Q0UxRTAy] [quote:Anonymous Coward 31557420:MV8xNDczMDcwXzM1NjQ1Mjg4XzYyNDY1MDFD] This is exactly what we are arguing over here: http://www.matthewcompher.com/posts/trouble-with-semantics-the-obelus-or-division-symbol-%C3%B7/ [/quote] I will read it in a sec. I have researched the exact meaning of the obelus, depicted here: http://www.freeimagehosting.net/rqr8m It was used as a grouping symbol. Not that is applies anymore, it was first used like this: 6 ÷ 2 + 1 really meant 6 ÷ (2+1). neither here nor there, but I thought you would find that interesting, i guess. [/quote] The meaning of the obelus is where our problems arose from... And even me googling it doesn't give me a definitive answer, just that blog which leads me to believe you are correct and I have been wrong. [/quote]
Alright, there's a lot of self-proclaimed experts around these parts. Let's see how your logic holds up against some basic mathematics.
6÷2(1+2) = ?
I'll give two hints. This is
a trick question, and there is only
All tools used for computation are fair game.
(Yes, I saw this somewhere else and decided to post it here.)
Best of luck to all you geniuses .
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