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Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
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[quote:Forgotten:MV8xNDczMDcwXzM1NjUwNDgzX0ZCQTcyQ0E0] When using the distributive property it applies to the 6/2, not just the 2. It should actually be: 6/2(1+2) 3(1+2) (simplified) 3+6 (distributive property applied) 9 (answer) When using the distributive property, the "parenthesis first" rule doesn't apply. One of the points of the distributive property is that there is generally something preventing you from doing the parenthesis's first (in more complex problems), and as such, is a "work around" to the "parenthesis first" rule. Hence why you simplify the outside, then apply the property. Taken from... http://community.wolframalpha.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=78280 [/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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