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Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 32614604:MV8xNDczMDcwXzM1NzAxODU5XzFDQzY3OTIz] [quote:caper_26:MV8xNDczMDcwXzM1NzAxNjg3XzQ0NEUwNzYz] [quote:Anonymous Coward 32614604:MV8xNDczMDcwXzM1NzAxNTc1XzJGOUVDNEQ5] Going left to right is part of the order of operations. [/quote] Technically no, but it gives young students a sense of order. Adding and multiplying is associative, so it doesn't matter what order you them in. Subtracting and division are the same as adding and multiplying. It is knowing things like this, as well as other details of maths, that allow you to see that this equation is solved as 1. http://math.berkeley.edu/~wu/order5.pdf Read that. [quote:Brekeley.edu]It is important to note that this stipulation about \from left to right"is entirely extraneous, because the associative laws of addition and multiplication ensure that it makes no dierence whatsoever in what order the additions or multiplications are carried out.[/quote] [/quote] if it makes no difference whatsoever in what order the operations are carried out, then WHY are some people saying "1" and some people saying "9"? [/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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