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# Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?

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05/03/2011 08:07 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?

2x1=2
2x2=4
then 2+4=6
then 6/6=1
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05/03/2011 08:08 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
the answer is 9 for fuck sakes??

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05/03/2011 08:08 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
It IS a trick question because the arithmetic layout is ambiguous.

6÷[2(1+2)] = 1

(6÷2)(1+2) = 9

It's not a difficult problem, it's just laid out wrong.

The question is deliberately ambiguous and that people get different answers is of no surprise.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1368046

Quoting: Syrius

Seriously,

This is a great thread BTW, it really shows just how stupid many people on here are. The fluoride pills must be working really well. Why are people worried about a little extra radiation if they cant even do arithmetic?
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05/03/2011 08:10 AM
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There is lot of geniuses here
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05/03/2011 08:10 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
Here we go again...

9
jargon337

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05/03/2011 08:11 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
its 9...hey did i say it is 9.. i think others said it 9. i really really wonder if its 9... i say it is 9
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05/03/2011 08:11 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
This is the best GLP social experiment I've ever seen.
Well done!

1.) OP posts an initial question
2.) Correct answer is given within the first 3 posts
3.) Everyone continues to call eachother an idiot, wrong answers are given
4.) An argument about the process is discussed
7.) The arguing continues on for several more pages

Nice.
Quoting: patmac 1130776

Bottom line, without computers most of them retrun to the stone age...

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05/03/2011 08:11 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
The question is deliberately ambiguous
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1368046

The question is not ambiguous. There is only one possible way to read it and the answer is 9.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1309387

True story, ONE possible CORRECT way.
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05/03/2011 08:12 AM
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Ha! To think I made it all the way from grade school to retirement and still can't do grade school math! I must be a real genius! lol

No, wait... anyway, in all of these years I never had occasion to need this sort of math equation.
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05/03/2011 08:12 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
The question is deliberately ambiguous
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1368046

The question is not ambiguous. There is only one possible way to read it and the answer is 9.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1309387

Shame on you, Germany. You confessed this was your second math thread; yet, you have learned nothing from your previous experience.
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05/03/2011 08:12 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?

2x1=2
2x2=4
then 2+4=6
then 6/6=1
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1368056

fuck you. working left to right
6÷2(1+2) =
3(1+2) =
3(1)+3(2) =
3+6 = 9
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05/03/2011 08:13 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
I think the problem is that most people don't realize what multiplication and division are the SAME OPERATION.
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05/03/2011 08:13 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
I failed math so the answer is 6 or 0
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Answers like this make me wonder how humanity has made it this long without dieing from forgetting to breathe.

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05/03/2011 08:14 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?

2x1=2
2x2=4
then 2+4=6
then 6/6=1
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1368056

fuck you. working left to right
6÷2(1+2) =
3(1+2) =
3(1)+3(2) =
3+6 = 9
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1365843

Plain and simple. Yes, I can see this now. Thank you.
bornofmaya

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05/03/2011 08:14 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
the answer is 9 for fuck sakes??

Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1319190

This. You solve whats in the parentheses, then you calculate the rest with the result from the number in parentheses. Same as (6÷2) x (1+2). The parentheses means multiply.

Last Edited by bornofmaya on 05/03/2011 08:29 AM
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05/03/2011 08:14 AM
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05/03/2011 08:14 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.
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05/03/2011 08:15 AM
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Ha! To think I made it all the way from grade school to retirement and still can't do grade school math! I must be a real genius! lol

No, wait... anyway, in all of these years I never had occasion to need this sort of math equation.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1147405

That not something to brag about, that just makes you an Idiot who probably got ripped off allot.
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05/03/2011 08:16 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
This is the best GLP social experiment I've ever seen.
Well done!

1.) OP posts an initial question
2.) Correct answer is given within the first 3 posts
3.) Everyone continues to call eachother an idiot, wrong answers are given
4.) An argument about the process is discussed
7.) The arguing continues on for several more pages

Nice.
Quoting: patmac 1130776

Yep. I am guessing you saw the 48÷2(9+3)= post a few weeks ago.
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05/03/2011 08:17 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
The question is deliberately ambiguous
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1368046

The question is not ambiguous. There is only one possible way to read it and the answer is 9.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1309387

Shame on you, Germany. You confessed this was your second math thread; yet, you have learned nothing from your previous experience.
Quoting: Syrius

Wow, you posted the original expression and you don't even know the answer? You think it's not 9???

Order of operations means division is evaluated before multiplication.

6÷2(1+2)
3(1+2)
3(3)
9

I mean, you can even type it into google and it will tell you 9. What the heck is wrong with you people???

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05/03/2011 08:17 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
I failed math so the answer is 6 or 0
Quoting: daretospeak

Answers like this make me wonder how humanity has made it this long without dieing from forgetting to breathe.

Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1367296

Most people really don't have the need for math, other than very basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Yes, I know that that is what this is, but when written in the form of an equation it gets people confused.

For the majority of people it is just not that important in life.
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05/03/2011 08:17 AM
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Let's start a nuclear war to get to know who's right about the result of that thingie.

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05/03/2011 08:17 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
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.
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05/03/2011 08:17 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
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

Damn you're STUPID!!!

Anonymous Coward
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05/03/2011 08:18 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
Here's some more math for you

Big'Ez

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05/03/2011 08:18 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.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1147405

You are, you'll probably find that it is the more younger ones that have gotten it wrong.
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05/03/2011 08:18 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
Ha! To think I made it all the way from grade school to retirement and still can't do grade school math! I must be a real genius! lol

No, wait... anyway, in all of these years I never had occasion to need this sort of math equation.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1147405

That not something to brag about, that just makes you an Idiot who probably got ripped off allot.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1309528

Well, at least I spell better than you... allot? Perhaps you meant a lot? Moran
Anonymous Coward
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05/03/2011 08:19 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
I failed math so the answer is 6 or 0
Quoting: daretospeak

Answers like this make me wonder how humanity has made it this long without dieing from forgetting to breathe.

Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1367296

Most people really don't have the need for math, other than very basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Yes, I know that that is what this is, but when written in the form of an equation it gets people confused.

For the majority of people it is just not that important in life.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1147405

Its actually VERY important for peoples lives, they mostly just have someone else do that math for them, often at an extreme premium.
jargon337

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05/03/2011 08:19 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
Ha! To think I made it all the way from grade school to retirement and still can't do grade school math! I must be a real genius! lol

No, wait... anyway, in all of these years I never had occasion to need this sort of math equation.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1147405

Ha,ha,ha you are right..how many times do people actually use algebra...

Last Edited by jargon337 on 05/03/2011 08:19 AM
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05/03/2011 08:20 AM
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