## Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ? | |

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RozeUser ID: 1311975 United States 05/03/2011 08:32 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Alright, there's a lot of self-proclaimed experts around these parts. Let's see how your logic holds up against some basic mathematics. Quoting: 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 . Syriusanswer is 1 Drink liquid vitamins! Try vemma! |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 1358776 United Kingdom 05/03/2011 08:33 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Math thinks infinity and zero can be used in calculations, that's why math is gay. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, whatever, but Math is just a simulation of purest pinkness, trust me. I hold one elephant in my left hand and one cockroach in my right hand, why is my right hand so enormous? Basically, how can you strip the ONEness (the unit-ness) that describes an elephant and apply that value to a cockroach? Surely, there's a scalar misfit? Or is that just me? |

Syrius (OP)User ID: 1289074 United States 05/03/2011 08:33 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Google is reading the equation as (6/2)(1+2) Quoting: 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. SyriusYou'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: [link to www.wolframalpha.com] Now shut up and go away you moron. Anonymous Coward 1367296No need for hostility. You're only proving what I previously stated. It's reading the equation as (6/2) = [Fraction] x (1+2)... When it's 6 Divided By 2(1+2).Yes, I would like an apology.All around me are familiar faces... Worn out places...Worn out faces... |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 1194370 United States 05/03/2011 08:35 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | When it's 6 Quoting: Divided By 2(1+2).SyriusThis notation more clearly represents such a problem... 6÷(2(1+2)) [link to www.wolframalpha.com] |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 1367296 United States 05/03/2011 08:36 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Math thinks infinity and zero can be used in calculations, that's why math is gay. Quoting: Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, whatever, but Math is just a simulation of purest pinkness, trust me. I hold one elephant in my left hand and one cockroach in my right hand, why is my right hand so enormous? Basically, how can you strip the ONEness (the unit-ness) that describes an elephant and apply that value to a cockroach? Surely, there's a scalar misfit? Or is that just me? Free PlanetYou are an idiot. |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 1309387 Germany 05/03/2011 08:36 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Will we have a question of this type every month now from now on, only with slightly different numbers? last months correct answer was 288 (can anybody remember?) this months correct answer is 9 (was found within only a few seconds after the OP and I guess the thread will still continue for at least 42 more pages) What will be the numbers for next month? Any predictions anyone? |

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Syrius (OP)User ID: 1289074 United States 05/03/2011 08:37 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | When it's 6 Quoting: Divided By 2(1+2).SyriusThis notation more clearly represents such a problem... 6÷(2(1+2)) [link to www.wolframalpha.com] Anonymous Coward 1194370Hilarious. Parenthesis inside of parenthesis? If you want to be technical, it would look like this: 6÷[2(1+2)] Last Edited by Stoygon on 05/03/2011 09:52 AM All around me are familiar faces... Worn out places...Worn out faces... |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 1194370 United States 05/03/2011 08:38 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | When it's 6 Quoting: Divided By 2(1+2).SyriusThis notation more clearly represents such a problem... 6÷(2(1+2)) [link to www.wolframalpha.com] Anonymous Coward 1194370Hilarious. Parenthesis inside of parenthesis? If you want to be technical, it would like something like this: 6÷(2[1+2]) SyriusSure. That works too. No ambiguity. Have fun. |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 1367296 United States 05/03/2011 08:39 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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?? Quoting: Here's what wolfram alpha says: [link to www.wolframalpha.com] Now shut up and go away you moron. SyriusNo need for hostility. You're only proving what I previously stated. It's reading the equation as (6/2) = [Fraction] x (1+2)... When it's 6 Divided By 2(1+2).Yes, I would like an apology.Fuck you! I've got zero patience for idiots more concerned about their own idiot ideas than the facts! If you said that black is white then I've call you an idiot just the same. You are a twit and deserve to be told so. |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 752822 United States 05/03/2011 08:39 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | I just gave this polynomial to my horizons level teen... he said you 9 morons are wrong. Quoting: Bracket - 1+2=3 Indicies - NA Multiplication - 2x3=6 Division - 6 / 6 = 1 Addition - NA Subtraction - NA Answer = 1. BrutalsunNo need to name call. Where does it state in the rules that you multiply what is in front of the brackets BEFORE you do division?? Ask your teen that please. Answer = 9 [link to alex.state.al.us] slide 4 |

DeadBeaconUser ID: 961647 United States 05/03/2011 08:39 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Will we have a question of this type every month now from now on, only with slightly different numbers? Quoting: last months correct answer was 288 (can anybody remember?) this months correct answer is 9 (was found within only a few seconds after the OP and I guess the thread will still continue for at least 42 more pages) What will be the numbers for next month? Any predictions anyone? Anonymous Coward 1309387Elevendyfour.... :Canadian F::State of Texas: "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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Anonymous Coward User ID: 1362610 Spain 05/03/2011 08:40 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | When it's 6 Quoting: Divided By 2(1+2).SyriusThis notation more clearly represents such a problem... 6÷(2(1+2)) [link to www.wolframalpha.com] Anonymous Coward 1194370Hilarious. Parenthesis inside of parenthesis? If you want to be technical, it would look like this: 6÷(2[1+2]) SyriusYou cannot mess with the order of operations! There is only one outcome: 1. If you have compelling proof that it is something else without breaking the rules of order of operation just show it. |

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Syrius (OP)User ID: 1289074 United States 05/03/2011 08:42 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | When it's 6 Quoting: Divided By 2(1+2).SyriusThis notation more clearly represents such a problem... 6÷(2(1+2)) [link to www.wolframalpha.com] Anonymous Coward 1194370Hilarious. Parenthesis inside of parenthesis? If you want to be technical, it would look like this: 6÷(2[1+2]) SyriusYou cannot mess with the order of operations! There is only one outcome: 1. If you have compelling proof that it is something else without breaking the rules of order of operation just show it. Anonymous Coward 1362610Did anyone else notice I gave the answer in BOLD in the very first post...All around me are familiar faces... Worn out places...Worn out faces... |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 1309528 United States 05/03/2011 08:43 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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 1368063Oops, 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. Anonymous Coward 1309528No 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 1367296WOW quite the response, multiplication and division are the same operation and happen at the same time. |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 1362610 Spain 05/03/2011 08:45 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | in your problem: 6÷2(1+2) you MUST first solve the equasion between brackets, there is simply no other way if you read algebra rules. so your problem becomes: 6÷2*3 Then according to order of operations you MUST multiply first so your problem becomes: 6÷6 which translates in the only correct response: 1. No debate nor arguments possible. |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 1309528 United States 05/03/2011 08:46 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...That not something to brag about, that just makes you an Idiot who probably got ripped off allot. Anonymous Coward 1309528Well, at least I spell better than you... allot? Perhaps you meant a lot? Moran Anonymous Coward 1147405ALLOT of people spell better then me, perhaps if English were my first language I might do better. Anonymous Coward 1309528So 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 Anonymous Coward 1147405I still think your probably an idiot. |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 1309528 United States 05/03/2011 08:46 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | and parenthesis inside of parenthesis are quite common in a scientific environment. it just shows the flow of operations. you start with the inner most parenthesis and work your way out. Quoting: in your problem: 6÷2(1+2) you MUST first solve the equasion between brackets, there is simply no other way if you read algebra rules. so your problem becomes: 6÷2*3 Then according to order of operations you MUST multiply first so your problem becomes: 6÷6 which translates in the only correct response: 1. No debate nor arguments possible. Anonymous Coward 1362610Oops. |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 1366337 Portugal 05/03/2011 08:47 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | there was no calculators back in my time, ppl actually had to think, well, actually there was but they were somewhat banned. no technology for you! Now everyone just puts what ppl ask them in google/calculator/whatever and whatever it shows its right. So yeah, Osama only got killed now ppl, its in the net so it must be true!!! Try to start using your brains ppl oh and = 1 |