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# Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?

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9

thank you
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04/28/2014 08:12 AM
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Still 1

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04/28/2014 08:20 AM
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Parenthesis - (1+2) = 3
Exponents - None
Multiply - 2(3) = 6
Division - 6÷6 = 1
Subtraction - Equation is already done

OP even mentioned 1 in bold in the original post.
Quoting: This1000xThis 57391721

As if the OP was somehow the authority on the question.
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04/28/2014 08:23 AM
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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 NOT a trick question, and there is only 1 correct answer.

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 .
Quoting: Syrius

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04/28/2014 08:38 AM
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The equation is poorly written so it could be 9 or 1 but here:

6÷(2(1+2))=1

(6÷2)(1+2)=9

Trust me i'm a math major
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04/28/2014 11:28 PM
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The fact that so many of you are so wrong is hilarious.
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04/28/2014 11:44 PM

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6/2(1+2)=
6/2(3)=
3(3)= 9
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No that is wrong

6 is the numerator!
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9.

BEDMAS, bitches.

Last Edited by Stoned Goddess on 04/28/2014 11:49 PM
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04/28/2014 11:52 PM
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9 you friggin herpderps

3(3)=9

Yes, its that simple.

wow
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I can't believe how complicated some are making it out to be.

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04/29/2014 12:04 AM
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Multiply or Divide before you Add or Subtract. Example:

Otherwise just go left to right. Example:

30 ÷ 5 × 3 = 6 × 3 = 18 yes

30 ÷ 5 × 3 = 30 ÷ 15 = 2 no

(wrong)

Divide and Multiply rank equally (and go left to right).

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04/29/2014 12:08 AM
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Ummm it's 1, he gave you the answer in the original post...

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Ummm it's 1, he gave you the answer in the original post...
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 50466983

No, it's not.

Use BEDMAS.

Or, just copy and paste the equation into google. I just did to see if it would work, for fun... since I already knew the answer was 9 from elementary school math class.
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04/29/2014 12:21 AM
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its 42 bitchez
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04/29/2014 12:29 AM
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nukkin futs
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04/29/2014 12:31 AM
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people who answered 9 should go back to school. the final operation is not 3*3=9, it's 3/3=1. that sign with the two dots above and below the dash means division, not multiplying.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1368063

Oops, and people wonder why we have third world countries.

Multiplication and division are the same operation and are performed "simultaneously" in an abstract sense. OR Performed LEFT TO RIGHT as written.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1309528

No they're not. "Simultaneously in an abstract sense"?? What kind of idiot bullshit is that?????

Division is done FIRST. PERIOD!!!

Proof that you have to evaluate division first:

3*4/5*6

If you incorrectly evaluate multiplication first you get:

3*4/5*6
12/30
.4

If you correctly evaluate division first you get:

3*4/5*6
3*.8*6
14.4

.4 is NOT 14.4!

Order of operations bitches! Don't forget it!
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1367296

holy shit. this is next level stupid. when using the order of operations it does not mean that you only consider the numbers on either side of the symbol. equations have a context that you have to read and you simplify based on what's given to you.

6 % 2 ( 2 + 1 )

there are two numbers that you are using to find a dividend with

6

and

2(2+1) (which is 6 expanded)

the question is asking you, "what is the dividend of six DIVIDED BY EVERYTHING AFTER THE DIVIDING SIGN

you can't magically pull that two away from the bracket in order to divide it into 6. the mere presence of the bracket gives you the context of the equation and tells you what you can and cannot do with it.

you are thinking (6/2) * (2+1), which violated the laws of the universe

there is only one answer, and it is one.
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04/29/2014 12:31 AM
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9
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Ummm it's 1, he gave you the answer in the original post...
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 50466983

No, it's not.

Use BEDMAS.

Or, just copy and paste the equation into google. I just did to see if it would work, for fun... since I already knew the answer was 9 from elementary school math class.

Google returns (6 / 2) * (1 + 2) = 9
When I look at the formation of the OP, I see 2(1 + 2) as one value, being (2 + 4).
Thus, I see 6 / 6 = 1
I think that was my answer the first time I looked at this thread, too but that was quite some time ago.
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04/29/2014 12:35 AM
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lol
the between brackets should be calculed first
so
1+2 = 3
that would be 6÷2(3)
2(3) = 6
6÷6 = 1
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1368017

Simple.. Like, you people realize you can google how to do this shit in 10 seconds.. Yet you instead reply instinctively with an incorrect answer and make yourselves look stupid.

The answer is 1. Welcome to reality.
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04/29/2014 12:39 AM
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You are incorrect.
The answer is still 9, even with the distributive property being, needlessly, applied.

If you have 4x(2y+3) you get 8xy + 12x Right?

That's because when you parse these units you don't just distribute the x by it's self you also distribute the 4 along with it.

4x = 4*x multiplication is of equal value of to division so rules are applied to them equally.

So like how both the x and the 4 are distributed the 2 and the 6 are distributed in the equation 6÷2(1+2).

And there for you end up with 6÷2*1 + 6÷2*2 = 9.

This is a needless way of solving the equation because it has no variables and therefore can be solved simply with pemdas which gives you the same answer yet again.
Quoting: Zinthaniel

hahahaha holy wow just when i thought the posts couldn't get any stupider

thanks for the laff m8
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04/29/2014 12:53 AM
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srsly? 142 pages?

you guys are joking rite
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04/29/2014 12:54 AM
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wait i just had to re-check

yup

142 fucking pages

lolololololol
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04/29/2014 01:01 AM
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errrmahfukingerd

In mathematics and computer programming, the order of operations (sometimes called operator precedence) is a rule used to clarify which procedures should be performed first in a given mathematical expression.

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04/29/2014 01:15 AM
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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. It stands for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction. PEMDAS is often expanded to "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" with the first letter of each word creating the acronym PEMDAS. Canada uses BEDMAS. It stands for Brackets, Exponents, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction. The UK and Australia[8] use BODMAS or BIDMAS.

In Canada and other English speaking countries, Parentheses may be called Brackets, or symbols of inclusion and Exponents may be called either Indices, Powers or Orders, which have the same precedence as Roots or Radicals. Since multiplication and division are of equal precedence, M and D are often interchanged, leading to such acronyms as BOMDAS. The original order of operations in most countries was BODMAS which stood for Brackets, Orders, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction. This mnemonic was used until exponentials were added into the mnemonic.

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. Using any of the above rules in the order "addition first, subtraction afterward" would also give the wrong answer to the problem

10 - 3 + 2 \,.

The correct answer is 9 (and not 5, which we get when we do the addition first and then the subtraction). The best way to understand a combination of addition and subtraction is to think of the subtraction as addition of a negative number. In this case, we see the problem as the sum of positive ten, negative three, and positive two.

10 + (-3) + 2 \,

To emphasize that addition and subtraction have the same precedence (and multiplication and division have the same precedence) the mnemonic is sometimes written P E MD AS; or, simply as PEMA.

All of these acronyms conflate two different ideas, operations on the one hand and symbols of grouping on the other, which can lead to confusion.

hence the confusion

different mnemonic curriculum on different continents/countries

some would arrive at 1

others would arrive at 9

igniting a 142 page long flame war

well done op

10/10 lol
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04/29/2014 01:18 AM
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He put the answer in the damn question retards.
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