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Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?

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Look at what was typed in the search field... exactly like the original equation.

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Look at what the search field was CHANGED to in the very next step. Those programs know how to handle variables via juxtaposition but the minute you add parentheses, it parses the coefficient away from them.
Software programs treat 2n and 2(n) differently.

There is your answer. You make keep asking, but I am sure most of them are programmed similarly, and that will not change.

Here is what WOlfram Alpha's Terms say:
Wolfram|Alpha ... is not, however, a certified or definitive source of information that can be relied on for legal, financial, medical, life-safety, or any other critical purposes.

Common sense, and these Terms of Use, require that you independently verify the accuracy, completeness, and relevance of any information you get from Wolfram|Alpha before relying on it for any purpose
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Does that make any sense?
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Ok, fine. Show me a website doing it correctly? I will wait here. There has to be at least 1.... Just FUCKING 1?

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If someone can show me 1 math website that comes up with 1 I will agree. Even though I can show 10+ websites with 9.

I just need 1. One website.

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IT IS A CONSPIRACY! Multiple websites are trying to fail me at math. They are purposefully giving me bad answers on math.

ALL OF THEM. They are out to get me!!!
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
I have verified the information inaccurate for this equation. How? By following the steps and realizing that the "input" was not what I meant, so I have to disregard anything after that. I proved this whole topic last night, so go back about 10 pages, and you will see how some adamant "9" folks, that would have sold their soul to the devil himself, ended up changing their minds after they saw the ideas I presented, and they checked for themselves.

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6/2x3= 6/6=1
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Ok, fine. Show me a website doing it correctly? I will wait here. There has to be at least 1.... Just FUCKING 1?
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Sorry. I don't use calculators. The only reason I went to the ones I mentioned was to try and figure out what was going on with them, which I quickly figured out. I grew up without calcs. We did everything by hand: calculus, physics, chem... Sorry if you can't find one to support your answer
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6/2x3= 6/6=1
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i'm a 9 man

not a 1......

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The answer is infinity. Why? Because there is going to be an infinite number of discussion about this stupid equation that is not even written properly.
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130 pages about a third grade math problem? What does that say about us?
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this thread is still going on?

It's 9

6/2(1+2)

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

"Today, parentheses or brackets are used to explicitly denote precedence by grouping parts of an expression that should be evaluated first."

"The order of operations used throughout mathematics, science, technology and many computer programming languages is expressed here:
exponents and roots
multiplication and division
addition and subtraction"

"Mnemonics are often used to help students remember the rules, but the rules taught by the use of acronyms can be misleading. In the United States the acronym PEMDAS is common."
"These mnemonics may be misleading when written this way, especially if the user is not aware that multiplication and division are of equal precedence, as are addition and subtraction."

It's parenthesis first, then follow the standards for order of operations from left to right

6/2(1+2)
Parenthesis first: 1+2 =3
Multiplication and division are of equal precedence, but since division is farthest to the left in this problem, division comes next:
6/2=3

3x3 = 9
The answer is 9
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for the answer to be 9, the equation would have to be (6÷2)(1+2)
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i think people have fried their brains & fed the wolf
rule of BODMAS applies here.
B = Bracket
O = Off
D = Division
M = Multiplication
A = Addition
S = Subtraction

So first solve bracket then so on...
6/2(1+2) = 6/2(3) = 6/6 = 1
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BODMAS

6/2(1+2) SOLVE B
6/2(3) SOLVE D
3(3) SOLVE M
9
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i think people have fried their brains & fed the wolf
rule of BODMAS applies here.
B = Bracket
O = Off
D = Division
M = Multiplication
A = Addition
S = Subtraction

So first solve bracket then so on...
6/2(1+2) = 6/2(3) = 6/6 = 1
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19779247

the difficulty lies in the two arguements

BOMDAS
or
MODMAS

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i think people have fried their brains & fed the wolf
rule of BODMAS applies here.
B = Bracket
O = Off
D = Division
M = Multiplication
A = Addition
S = Subtraction

So first solve bracket then so on...
6/2(1+2) = 6/2(3) = 6/6 = 1
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19779247

this thread is still going on?

It's 9

6/2(1+2)

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

"Today, parentheses or brackets are used to explicitly denote precedence by grouping parts of an expression that should be evaluated first."

"The order of operations used throughout mathematics, science, technology and many computer programming languages is expressed here:
exponents and roots
multiplication and division
addition and subtraction"

"Mnemonics are often used to help students remember the rules, but the rules taught by the use of acronyms can be misleading. In the United States the acronym PEMDAS is common."
"These mnemonics may be misleading when written this way, especially if the user is not aware that multiplication and division are of equal precedence, as are addition and subtraction."

It's parenthesis first, then follow the standards for order of operations from left to right

6/2(1+2)
Parenthesis first: 1+2 =3
Multiplication and division are of equal precedence, but since division is farthest to the left in this problem, division comes next:
6/2=3

3x3 = 9
The answer is 9
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i think people have fried their brains & fed the wolf
rule of BODMAS applies here.
B = Bracket
O = Off
D = Division
M = Multiplication
A = Addition
S = Subtraction

So first solve bracket then so on...
6/2(1+2) = 6/2(3) = 6/6 = 1
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19779247

this thread is still going on?

It's 9

6/2(1+2)

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

"Today, parentheses or brackets are used to explicitly denote precedence by grouping parts of an expression that should be evaluated first."

"The order of operations used throughout mathematics, science, technology and many computer programming languages is expressed here:
exponents and roots
multiplication and division
addition and subtraction"

"Mnemonics are often used to help students remember the rules, but the rules taught by the use of acronyms can be misleading. In the United States the acronym PEMDAS is common."
"These mnemonics may be misleading when written this way, especially if the user is not aware that multiplication and division are of equal precedence, as are addition and subtraction."

It's parenthesis first, then follow the standards for order of operations from left to right

6/2(1+2)
Parenthesis first: 1+2 =3
Multiplication and division are of equal precedence, but since division is farthest to the left in this problem, division comes next:
6/2=3

3x3 = 9
The answer is 9
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Actually you are incorrect. The answer is 9.
6/2(1+2)
Yes, you do the brackets first
6/2(3)
Then you do multiplication or division...doesn't matter which...it matters that you do it left to right.

6/2(3)
3(3)=9
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i think people have fried their brains & fed the wolf
rule of BODMAS applies here.
B = Bracket
O = Off
D = Division
M = Multiplication
A = Addition
S = Subtraction

So first solve bracket then so on...
6/2(1+2) = 6/2(3) = 6/6 = 1
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19779247

this thread is still going on?

It's 9

6/2(1+2)

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

"Today, parentheses or brackets are used to explicitly denote precedence by grouping parts of an expression that should be evaluated first."

"The order of operations used throughout mathematics, science, technology and many computer programming languages is expressed here:
exponents and roots
multiplication and division
addition and subtraction"

"Mnemonics are often used to help students remember the rules, but the rules taught by the use of acronyms can be misleading. In the United States the acronym PEMDAS is common."
"These mnemonics may be misleading when written this way, especially if the user is not aware that multiplication and division are of equal precedence, as are addition and subtraction."

It's parenthesis first, then follow the standards for order of operations from left to right

6/2(1+2)
Parenthesis first: 1+2 =3
Multiplication and division are of equal precedence, but since division is farthest to the left in this problem, division comes next:
6/2=3

3x3 = 9
The answer is 9
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1034800

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i think people have fried their brains & fed the wolf
rule of BODMAS applies here.
B = Bracket
O = Off
D = Division
M = Multiplication
A = Addition
S = Subtraction

So first solve bracket then so on...
6/2(1+2) = 6/2(3) = 6/6 = 1
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19779247

the difficulty lies in the two arguements

BOMDAS
or
MODMAS
Quoting: Citizenperth

"These mnemonics may be misleading when written this way, especially if the user is not aware that multiplication and division are of equal precedence, as are addition and subtraction."

It's 9

6/2(1+2)

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

"Today, parentheses or brackets are used to explicitly denote precedence by grouping parts of an expression that should be evaluated first."

"The order of operations used throughout mathematics, science, technology and many computer programming languages is expressed here:
exponents and roots
multiplication and division
addition and subtraction"

"Mnemonics are often used to help students remember the rules, but the rules taught by the use of acronyms can be misleading. In the United States the acronym PEMDAS is common."
"These mnemonics may be misleading when written this way, especially if the user is not aware that multiplication and division are of equal precedence, as are addition and subtraction."

It's parenthesis first, then follow the standards for order of operations from left to right

6/2(1+2)
Parenthesis first: 1+2 =3
Multiplication and division are of equal precedence, but since division is farthest to the left in this problem, division comes next:
6/2=3

3x3 = 9
The answer is 9
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The answer is infinity. Why? Because there is going to be an infinite number of discussion about this stupid equation that is not even written properly.
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Actually. I have proven the interpretation, time and time again. But of course, it is impossible to show the entire internet. Read back about 10-12 pages.
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i'm a 9 man

not a 1......

GRIN
Quoting: Citizenperth

I used to be a 9er. Now I am a die hard 1er...

Casper_26 knows his shit...
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for the answer to be 9, the equation would have to be (6÷2)(1+2)
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you don't need the brackets for the division part, order of operations is from left to right, multiplication and division have equal precedence, but division comes first (farthest to the left) in this problem

Brackets first, then multiplication and division from left to right, then addition and subtraction

the answer is 9
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for the answer to be 9, the equation would have to be (6÷2)(1+2)
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This is all WIN ... if people actually opened books, or even online PDFs, they would see. But they argue based on what they remember instead of what is true...

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i think people have fried their brains & fed the wolf
rule of BODMAS applies here.
B = Bracket
O = Off
D = Division
M = Multiplication
A = Addition
S = Subtraction

So first solve bracket then so on...
6/2(1+2) = 6/2(3) = 6/6 = 1
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19779247

the difficulty lies in the two arguements

BOMDAS
or
MODMAS
Quoting: Citizenperth

"These mnemonics may be misleading when written this way, especially if the user is not aware that multiplication and division are of equal precedence, as are addition and subtraction."

It's 9

6/2(1+2)

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

"Today, parentheses or brackets are used to explicitly denote precedence by grouping parts of an expression that should be evaluated first."

"The order of operations used throughout mathematics, science, technology and many computer programming languages is expressed here:
exponents and roots
multiplication and division
addition and subtraction"

"Mnemonics are often used to help students remember the rules, but the rules taught by the use of acronyms can be misleading. In the United States the acronym PEMDAS is common."
"These mnemonics may be misleading when written this way, especially if the user is not aware that multiplication and division are of equal precedence, as are addition and subtraction."

It's parenthesis first, then follow the standards for order of operations from left to right

6/2(1+2)
Parenthesis first: 1+2 =3
Multiplication and division are of equal precedence, but since division is farthest to the left in this problem, division comes next:
6/2=3

3x3 = 9
The answer is 9
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1034800

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you are a little late to the discussion if you remotely think that this is about order of operations. Everyone here knows the OoO. The problem is 90% of the readers don't know what to apply the OoO to. The 2 can't be torn away from the ( ). That is the final result. Now you just need to figure out why...
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The answer is infinity. Why? Because there is going to be an infinite number of discussion about this stupid equation that is not even written properly.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27197325

Actually. I have proven the interpretation, time and time again. But of course, it is impossible to show the entire internet. Read back about 10-12 pages.
Quoting: caper_26

Speak of the devil (Caper though I wrote Casper)

haha, you need to start a thread on the evidence. You taught me and I thank you for it.

It is quite clear the answer is 1. There are NO laws of mathematics that you work left from right. Confirmed by two PhDs in mathematics... my buddy of course but that is hearsay, but also by the Berkely professor in the video I posted.

Besides that, you have the obelisk, which clearly does not mean divide by this next number, which is what my calculator does, but it groups numbers into a numerator and denominator.

Then, you have a/1a = 1...

Then you have every single math problem done in algebra and calc class using variables ever done. This is what really started to let the light in on me and opened my mind. Why the fuck would I do these problems differently than I would do the problem in the OP?
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yea yea bidmas stuff
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you are a little late to the discussion if you remotely think that this is about order of operations. Everyone here knows the OoO. The problem is 90% of the readers don't know what to apply the OoO to. The 2 can't be torn away from the ( ). That is the final result. Now you just need to figure out why...
Quoting: caper_26

I asked my friend to come in here and explain to people why he believes it is 1 and he said "no, I have better things to do"... lulz.

Fucking asshole.
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Just one any....

The first symptom of stupidity is to think that we already know everything...

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The 2 can't be torn away from the ( ).
Quoting: caper_26

Right now I am reading up on the distributive property. Hopefully I will learn exactly how parentheses work. Because, apparently I don't know even though I thought I did...