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# Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?

Anonymous Coward
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05/03/2011 07:28 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
6/2 =3

1+2=3

3x3=9
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05/03/2011 07:29 AM
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Order of operations:
Rule 1: First perform any calculations inside parentheses.
Rule 2: Next perform all multiplications and divisions, working from left to right.
Rule 3: Lastly, perform all additions and subtractions, working from left to right.
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05/03/2011 07:29 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
Parentheses first, 1 + 2 = 3

Then 6 ÷ 2 = 3

Then, since the equation is division, 3 ÷ 3 = 1

That's from basic math that I learned like 40 years ago, so I hope I'm still right.
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05/03/2011 07:29 AM
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SHILLS! IT'S 1!
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05/03/2011 07:29 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

Step1: 2(1+2) = 6
step2: 6/6 = 1
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Grauwolf

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05/03/2011 07:29 AM
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... You guys realize this is the same equation as 6/2(1+2) ?

Might be too early.
Quoting: Syrius

6
- * (1+2)
2

= 3(1+2)

= 3+6

= 9
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05/03/2011 07:29 AM
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1.. i did it in like 3 seconds before i even clicked on the thread.. what is it supposed to be? math for retards?
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05/03/2011 07:30 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
the order of operations says to do multiplication and division at the same stage, but from left to right, with parenthesis first

6÷2(1+2) = ?
parenthesis
6÷2(3) = ?
leftmost division
3(3) = ?
then just multiplication left
3(3) = 9
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05/03/2011 07:30 AM
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Christ why are we doing this again? It's the same problem as before with different numbers.
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05/03/2011 07:30 AM
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thanks for the reminder! XD
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05/03/2011 07:30 AM
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So far it looks like "9" is the dominant answer.

I'll check in later, compile all the categories of answers, and make a viewable .pdf spreadsheet.
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05/03/2011 07:30 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
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

9 of course
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05/03/2011 07:31 AM
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It's it BIDMAS (brackets, indices, division, then multiplication, addition, subtraction)

So brackets first

6/2(3)

Then division

3(3)

Then multiplication

9
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05/03/2011 07:31 AM
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6/2(1+2)
6/2(3)
6/6

1
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05/03/2011 07:32 AM
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haven't done maths in over 20 years so might be a bit wrong :)

6÷2(1+2) = ?

2x(1+2)=6

6/6=1

yay
Quoting: acid

ditto
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05/03/2011 07:33 AM
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HA. NOBODY knows math! Why do they even bother to teach it? lol
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05/03/2011 07:38 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
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

9 of course
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1295325

1 + 2 = 3
then we don't have priority parenthesis and priority of * and / are the same but calculations are done from left to right. So finally

6 / 2 * 3 = 3 * 3 = 9

What's the problem?

Are American really that poorly educated? It is a math problem for 7 years old in Russia and China. We did much more complex equations when we were first grader. Goodness. I am even afraid to ask how much will be (x / sin (x^2))' | x=pi/2 (simple high school math problem in Russia)
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05/03/2011 07:40 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
6/2(1+2)=9
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05/03/2011 07:40 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
9.

First solve in parenthesis
6/2(1+2)
6/2(3)

Then solve, LEFT TO RIGHT, Division and multiplication have the same "ranking".
6/2 (3)
3(3)
9
The Scientist
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05/03/2011 07:40 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
6 (1+2)
-
2

= 9

Simple
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05/03/2011 07:42 AM
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The answer is 1 those of you who got anything else just failed my Math class!

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05/03/2011 07:42 AM
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9.....nine is the number and the number is nine. Ten thou shall not go'ith, for that is to far....

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05/03/2011 07:42 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
So far it looks like "9" is the dominant answer.

I'll check in later, compile all the categories of answers, and make a viewable .pdf spreadsheet.
Quoting: Syrius

I'd also like to see the percentage by country who answer "1", or "9".
Syrius (OP)

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05/03/2011 07:44 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
So far it looks like "9" is the dominant answer.

I'll check in later, compile all the categories of answers, and make a viewable .pdf spreadsheet.
Quoting: Syrius

I'd also like to see the percentage by country who answer "1", or "9".
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1284566

Good call.

Does anyone else's gut hurt from laughing at some of the proposed answers? Going to need some PK's soon if this continues.
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icphotons

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05/03/2011 07:45 AM
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i posted something similar on FB a couple weeks back. absolutely amazed at the answers... :(
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05/03/2011 07:45 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
6 does not go into 2. Answer then is 3.

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05/03/2011 07:47 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
It's fucking 9

NINE

Not 1

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BoredSilly
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05/03/2011 07:49 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
Ok answers either 1 or 9, the one australian present guessed 1 therefore without a doubt it must be 9!
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05/03/2011 07:50 AM
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HAve you got sumthin easier?
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