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# Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?

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05/03/2011 08:21 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
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
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05/03/2011 08:22 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
6÷2(1+2) =
3(1+2) =
3(1)+3(2) =
3+6 = 9
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1147405

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

well, I hate to tell you this. That really isn't the correct way of doing it. I did it the dumb way just for the hell of it. I should have resolved the (1+2) first, then worked left to right.
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05/03/2011 08:22 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.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1309528

Well, at least I spell better than you... allot? Perhaps you meant a lot? Moran
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1147405

ALLOT of people spell better then me, perhaps if English were my first language I might do better.
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
Evidence of doom.

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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.
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Good luck!

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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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yeah..that sounds like the usual end result in these kind of matters
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
Evidence of doom.
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Crystal clear evidence.
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
Easy it's 3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679 8214808651 3282306647 0938446095 5058223172 5359408128 4811174502 8410270193 8521105559 6446229489 5493038196 4428810975 6659334461 2847564823 3786783165 2712019091 4564856692 3460348610 4543266482 1339360726 0249141273 7245870066 0631558817 4881520920 9628292540 9171536436 7892590360 0113305305 4882046652 1384146951 9415116094 3305727036 5759591953 0921861173 8193261179 3105118548 0744623799 6274956735 1885752724 8912279381 8301194912 9833673362 4406566430 8602139494 6395224737 1907021798 6094370277 0539217176 2931767523 8467481846 7669405132 0005681271 4526356082 7785771342 7577896091 7363717872 1468440901 2249534301 4654958537 1050792279 6892589235 4201995611 2129021960 8640344181 5981362977 4771309960 5187072113 4999999837 2978049951 0597317328 1609631859 5024459455 3469083026 4252230825 3344685035 2619311881 7101000313 7838752886 5875332083 8142061717 7669147303 5982534904 2875546873 1159562863 8823537875 9375195778 1857780532 1712268066 1300192787 6611195909 2164201989 3809525720 1065485863 2788659361 5338182796 8230301952 0353018529 6899577362 2599413891 2497217752 8347913151 5574857242 4541506959 5082953311 6861727855 8890750983 8175463746 4939319255 0604009277 0167113900 9848824012 8583616035 6370766010 4710181942 9555961989 4676783744 9448255379 7747268471 0404753464 6208046684 2590694912 9331367702 8989152104 7521620569 6602405803 8150193511 2533824300 3558764024 7496473263 9141992726 0426992279 6782354781 6360093417 2164121992 4586315030 2861829745 5570674983 8505494588 5869269956 9092721079 7509302955 3211653449 8720275596 0236480665 4991198818 3479775356 6369807426 5425278625 5181841757 4672890977 7727938000 8164706001 6145249192 1732172147 7235014144 1973568548 1613611573 5255213347 5741849468 4385233239 0739414333 4547762416 8625189835 6948556209 9219222184 2725502542 5688767179 0494601653 4668049886 2723279178 6085784383 8279679766 8145410095 3883786360 9506800642 2512520511 7392984896 0841284886 2694560424 1965285022 2106611863 0674427862 2039194945 0471237137 8696095636 4371917287 4677646575 7396241389 0865832645 9958133904 7802759009 9465764078 9512694683 9835259570 9825822620 5224894077 2671947826 8482601476 9909026401 3639443745 5305068203 4962524517 4939965143 1429809190 6592509372 2169646151 5709858387 4105978859 5977297549 8930161753 9284681382 6868386894 2774155991 8559252459 5395943104 9972524680 8459872736 4469584865 3836736222 6260991246 0805124388 4390451244 1365497627 8079771569 1435997700 1296160894 4169486855 5848406353 4220722258 2848864815 8456028506 0168427394 5226746767 8895252138 5225499546 6672782398 6456596116 3548862305 7745649803 5593634568 1743241125 1507606947 9451096596 0940252288 7971089314 5669136867 2287489405 6010150330 8617928680 9208747609 1782493858 9009714909 6759852613 6554978189 3129784821 6829989487 2265880485 7564014270 4775551323 7964145152 3746234364 5428584447 9526586782 1051141354 7357395231 1342716610 2135969536 2314429524 8493718711 0145765403 5902799344 0374200731 0578539062 1983874478 0847848968 3321445713 8687519435 0643021845 3191048481 0053706146 8067491927 8191197939 9520614196 6342875444 0643745123 7181921799 9839101591 9561814675 1426912397 4894090718 6494231961
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Anonymous Coward
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05/03/2011 08:23 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
288..

EDIT: I mean 9.
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05/03/2011 08:23 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!
Anonymous Coward
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05/03/2011 08:24 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
Third grade math. It's order of operations. Whatever happens within those parentheses happens first.

6 / 2(1+2)

6 / (2+4)

6 / (6)

6 / 6

6/6=1
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1331672

yea your dumb! 2(1+2) does not equal (2+4)

6/2(1+2) 1+2= 3

6/2(3) 2x3= 6

6/6= 1

1
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05/03/2011 08:24 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?

.
Anonymous Coward
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05/03/2011 08:25 AM
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Let's start a nuclear war to get to know who's right about the result of that thingie.

Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1368036

yeah..that sounds like the usual end result in these kind of matters
Quoting: jargon337

Duck and cover bro...

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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.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1309528

Well, at least I spell better than you... allot? Perhaps you meant a lot? Moran
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1147405

ALLOT of people spell better then me, perhaps if English were my first language I might do better.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1309528

you live in US..you sure should be able to speak and spell OUR language ..
The Truth will set you free.
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05/03/2011 08:25 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

@ you...
Its called the Distributive Property, look it up dumb ass!
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
MathGay!

;)
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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???

Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1367296

Notice, the one I put is up: 6÷2(1+2)

Now, I'm not a programmer, but I'll venture a guess as the script doesn't allow for equations of this magnitude to be processed correctly. Therefore, it's creating it's own version, one that exists within the parameters of its script.
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
this is a 4th grade problem, right?
Anonymous Coward
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05/03/2011 08:27 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.

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

But it goes to show how people will come out and declare their belief in something that is obviously incorrect, even though they can type the answer into any calculator and check!

They'd rather blab their idiocy than keep silent and check to see what the right answer is.

This is why voting doesn't work. Because people are just flat out dumb and are more focused on expressing an opinion than worrying about whether the opinion is right.
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05/03/2011 08:28 AM
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The notation is horrid.
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
6÷2(1+2) =
3(1+2) =
3(1)+3(2) =
3+6 = 9
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1147405

Plain and simple. Yes, I can see this now. Thank you.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1365843

well, I hate to tell you this. That really isn't the correct way of doing it. I did it the dumb way just for the hell of it. I should have resolved the (1+2) first, then worked left to right.

Well, I KNEW that part. You can go back to my previous post and where I showed to do the parentheses first... I just couldn't remember whether to multiply or divide. :)
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Notice, the one I put is up: 6÷2(1+2)

Now, I'm not a programmer, but I'll venture a guess as the script doesn't allow for equations of this magnitude to be processed correctly. Therefore, it's creating it's own version, one that exists within the parameters of its script.
Quoting: Syrius

You've got to be a troll. You can't really be that stupid. You think the PhDs at google don't know order of operations??

Here's what wolfram alpha says:

Now shut up and go away you moron.
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6%2(1+2) = who gives a fuck
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Go to slide 4

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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
...again...it's 9.

"Misunderestimating is only 5/4 th's of the problem"!

"Some choose to hear, few decide to listen".

"Question what you know and know why you question".

"GLP will never be the sane...uhhh...same".

"The markets will determine the fate of government intervention, not government intervening in the market".
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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
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1147405

ALLOT of people spell better then me, perhaps if English were my first language I might do better.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1309528

So you are assuming that English is my first language too? Oh, how silly we are to assume every anonymous person on the internet is the same as we are. lol
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