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Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 31557420:MV8xNDczMDcwXzM1NzAxMzA5XzZERTQ2Mjg3] [quote:Anubis:MV8xNDczMDcwXzM1Njk4NTc5XzlENkM3NkFD] 133 pages for a simple equation. its still 9. i cant see how anyone can argue that. [/quote] I used to think like you. The answer is 1. Caper_26 can explain it well. I hope he just starts a thread and gives the several proofs. The main issue here, is that working from left to right is not part of the order of operations. Problems do not have to be worked left to right, because it shouldn't matter. And given that the obelus is really a grouping symbol, creating a dividend and a divisor. You always work a dividend and a divisor separately. And you can prove that with the identity property a/1a=1 [/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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