## Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ? | |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 32057798 Canada 01/18/2013 04:58 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | "I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it." Quoting: Morpheus. |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 32057798 Canada 01/18/2013 05:00 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Ok, fine. Show me a website doing it correctly? I will wait here. There has to be at least 1.... Just FUCKING 1? Quoting: Forgotten 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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CitizenperthFUKUSHIMA, GLPTARD 24/7/365 User ID: 32253509 Australia 01/19/2013 01:16 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | i'm a 9 man not a 1...... GRIN It's life as we know it, but only just. My Fukushima Site: [link to citizenperth.wordpress.com] sic ut vos es vos should exsisto , denego alius vicis facio vos change , exsisto youself , proprie GLP's best Fuku thread: Thread: *** Fukushima *** and other nuclear-----updates and links twitter: #citizenperth “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on it, I would use the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I knew the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” - Albert Einstein |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 1034800 United States 01/19/2013 01:34 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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, In the United States the acronym PEMDAS is common."but the rules taught by the use of acronyms can be misleading."These mnemonics may be misleading when written this way, especially if the user is not aware that , as are addition and subtraction."multiplication and division are of equal precedenceIt'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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CitizenperthFUKUSHIMA, GLPTARD 24/7/365 User ID: 32253509 Australia 01/19/2013 01:49 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | i think people have fried their brains & fed the wolf Quoting: 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 Anonymous Coward 19779247 the difficulty lies in the two arguements BOMDAS or MODMAS Last Edited by CitizenPerth on 01/19/2013 01:49 AM It's life as we know it, but only just. My Fukushima Site: [link to citizenperth.wordpress.com] sic ut vos es vos should exsisto , denego alius vicis facio vos change , exsisto youself , proprie GLP's best Fuku thread: Thread: *** Fukushima *** and other nuclear-----updates and links twitter: #citizenperth “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on it, I would use the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I knew the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” - Albert Einstein |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 1034800 United States 01/19/2013 01:51 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | i think people have fried their brains & fed the wolf Quoting: 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 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 |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 1034800 United States 01/19/2013 01:51 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | i think people have fried their brains & fed the wolf Quoting: 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 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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Anonymous Coward User ID: 23928068 United States 01/19/2013 01:52 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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 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 Anonymous Coward 1034800 |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 1034800 United States 01/19/2013 01:53 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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 Anonymous Coward 19779247 the difficulty lies in the two arguements BOMDAS or MODMAS 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 |

caper_26User ID: 32057798 Canada 01/19/2013 01:54 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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. "I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it." |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 1034800 United States 01/19/2013 01:56 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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 |

caper_26User ID: 32057798 Canada 01/19/2013 01:57 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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... "I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it." |

CitizenperthFUKUSHIMA, GLPTARD 24/7/365 User ID: 32253509 Australia 01/19/2013 01:58 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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 Anonymous Coward 19779247 the difficulty lies in the two arguements BOMDAS or MODMAS 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 Anonymous Coward 1034800 YES!!!! (and a chest hug of my fists)! It's life as we know it, but only just. My Fukushima Site: [link to citizenperth.wordpress.com] sic ut vos es vos should exsisto , denego alius vicis facio vos change , exsisto youself , proprie GLP's best Fuku thread: Thread: *** Fukushima *** and other nuclear-----updates and links twitter: #citizenperth “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on it, I would use the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I knew the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” - Albert Einstein |

caper_26User ID: 32057798 Canada 01/19/2013 02:02 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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... |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 31557420 United States 01/19/2013 02:05 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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. 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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Anonymous Coward User ID: 31557420 United States 01/19/2013 02:08 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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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Anonymous Coward User ID: 31557420 United States 01/19/2013 02:14 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Wasn't mathematics introduced by Arabs? I think they write right to left, like the Jews. Curious where the left to right rule in PEDMAS came from. Interesting... the Babylonians were the first to use algebra... but most of the methods and work done in algebra was done during the Islamic Golden Age... the word algebra itself comes from Arabic... However I am no expert but yes I find this insight interesting. THanks. |