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Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 32057798:MV8xNDczMDcwXzM1NTcwMDg2XzcwOTA1MTM5] [quote:Anonymous Coward 27301486:MV8xNDczMDcwXzM1NTY5OTk4X0MxOEExMENB] The factor multiplaying the paranthesis is 3. [b] [b]6 ÷ 2 x (1+2)[/b] = 3 x (1+2) = 3 x (1) + 3 x (2) = 9[/b] [/quote] Do you SEE any parentheses around 6/2 ?? NO ! Parentheses are FIRST in the order of operations, not DIVISION, so if you want to distribute, you do that first! Since when is 6÷2 ever factored from a set of terms?? Distribution is factoring in reverse. You to get a handle on other concepts to solve this equation properly. (4+2) = 2(2+1) If you want to say this: (6 + 3) = 3(2+1) = (6/2)*(2+1) you REQUIRE parentheses. Open any book on online PDF math books... they ALL say this. [/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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