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Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 31557420:MV8xNDczMDcwXzM1NjQ1Nzc2XzRBREEzM0Y=] [quote:Anonymous Coward 32057798:MV8xNDczMDcwXzM1NjQ1NzQ0X0MxOEU5MUQw] [quote:Anonymous Coward 31557420:MV8xNDczMDcwXzM1NjQ1NjY3XzZCNzNDOERG] I understand, but the original equation was written with an obelus, NOT a solidus... [/quote] But the identity law doesn't change, and is used the same way. a ÷ a = 1 (There is still a 1 in front of both a's) 1a ÷ 1a = 1 (not 1*a÷1*a) therefore, 6 ÷ 2n = 3/n PS: The obelus can be interchanged with a divisional slash, but not as a Solidus. Check this out, forgot I had it: =================================== [quote:caper_26]Obelus: The obelus is primarily used as a symbol for division Slash: Used between numbers slash means division, and in this sense the symbol may be read aloud as "over". Solidus: The solidus [i]<snip due to html coding of symbols>[/i] or a shilling mark is a punctuation mark used to indicate fractions. Now, the obelus and slash can be used interchangeably as long as the slash is interpreted as division NOT mistaken for a solidus. In that regard 6÷2n = 6/2n, which MEANS 6/(2n). Let n = 2+1. [/quote] [/quote] Thank you very very much. And wow, I was even thinking a solidus WAS the same as a slash... [/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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