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Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 32057798:MV8xNDczMDcwXzM1NTcwNDc4XzE3QjlDODJE] [quote:Anonymous Coward 32057798:MV8xNDczMDcwXzM1NTcwMjc4XzEzMzRCNDlG] http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Basic_Algebra/Working_with_Numbers/Distributive_Property "We use the distributive property to help us find a way around the order of operations while still being sure that we keep the value of the expression." Distribute to REMOVE parentheses http://www.algebra.com/algebra/homework/word/Linear_Equations_And_Systems_Word_Problems.faq.question.49847.html Get Rid of parentheses with Distribution: http://www.helpalgebra.com/articles/gettingridofparentheses.htm If there is some factor multiplying the parentheses, then the only way to get rid of the parentheses is to multiply using the distributive law. http://www.jamesbrennan.org/algebra/intro%20to%20algebra/simplifying_algebraic_expression.htm "When simplifying expressions with parentheses, you will be applying the Distributive Property." http://www.purplemath.com/modules/simparen.htm The Distributive Property in ALgebra: The Distributive Property is handy to help you get rid of parentheses. a(b + c) = ab + ac http://math.about.com/od/algebra/a/distributive.htm [/quote] [/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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