## Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ? | |

acolyteUser ID: 1368014 South Africa 05/03/2011 09:57 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Oh Boy, I'm representing our South African Education system here during apartheid years. Quoting: first thing i remember: "÷" is not the same as "/" dont ask me why, I cant bluddy remember, but whenever you see "÷" you must put the unknown in parentheses which changes the direction form left to right TO right to left. "When dividing an [unknown] or [x] with "÷" put unknown in parenthesis and calculate first, then remove parenthesis" "When dividing an [unknown] or [x] with "/" all follow the same rank, left to right. thus 6 ÷ 2(1+2) is not the same as 6/2(1+2) Using waht the OP gave us we have to use our parentheses on unknown and it looks like this: is 6 divided by [2(1+2)] 6 divided by [2(3)] 6 divided by [6] now remove parenthesis 6/6 = 1 6/2(1+2) on the other hand is 9 acolyteI proved this on the previous page. End of thread. Anonymous Coward 1327341A Whoopi, a fellow South African :) I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. (Og Mandino) "Credo Quia Absurdum" (I believe it because it's absurd) Links to my forum on GLP are banned so just google "the chani project forum" |

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DowJonesAce User ID: 1312777 United States 05/03/2011 10:00 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 1 or 9, depending on your country. In Russia it is 9. Because in Russia dividing and multiplaying are of the same level and being solved left to right. Fortunately we do not have a confusing PEMDAS... Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1306057This. We didn't have PEMDAS either in the USA when I went to school. In a respectable setting, it would be clarified with parens whether one does the multiplication before the division (since there's a bias toward that), or works left to right and therefore the reverse in this case. oniongrassPLEASE EXCUSE MY DEAR AUNT SALLY |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 1368204 Australia 05/03/2011 10:02 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | It's spelled Moron not Moran. 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 Quoting: No, wait... anyway, in all of these years I never had occasion to need this sort of math equation. Anonymous Coward 1147405That 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 1147405 |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 1310492 Netherlands 05/03/2011 10:02 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...Anonymous Coward 1304583I love when people suffer from dementia. 6 ___ = ? 2(1+2) How can I put that as a thread's title? Oh, 6÷2(1+2). Syrius6 ______ 2(1+2) Does not equal 6÷2(1+2). Anonymous Coward 1310492Yes, it does. Solidus, much? [link to mathworld.wolfram.com] SyriusTry reading your link before trying to make a piont. |

Syrius (OP)User ID: 1289074 United States 05/03/2011 10:03 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Your views are simply bias. Which leads me into my thesis. People have a hard time dealing with a concept presented in manner which they are not familiar with. Most, like this Australian, react in a very negative sense when provided with rationale. This is the downfall of man. All around me are familiar faces... Worn out places...Worn out faces... |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 1304583 United States 05/03/2011 10:06 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Oh Boy, I'm representing our South African Education system here during apartheid years. Quoting: first thing i remember: "÷" is not the same as "/" dont ask me why, I cant bluddy remember, but whenever you see "÷" you must put the unknown in parentheses which changes the direction form left to right TO right to left. "When dividing an [unknown] or [x] with "÷" put unknown in parenthesis and calculate first, then remove parenthesis" "When dividing an [unknown] or [x] with "/" all follow the same rank, left to right. thus 6 ÷ 2(1+2) is not the same as 6/2(1+2) Using waht the OP gave us we have to use our parentheses on unknown and it looks like this: is 6 divided by [2(1+2)] 6 divided by [2(3)] 6 divided by [6] now remove parenthesis 6/6 = 1 6/2(1+2) on the other hand is 9 acolyteI proved this on the previous page. End of thread. Anonymous Coward 1327341[link to mathworld.wolfram.com] SyriusFAIL. the duded added more parenthesis! [] brackets You cant just add things where ever and however you like, thats not how math works! Original equation = 9 |

acolyteUser ID: 1368014 South Africa 05/03/2011 10:07 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Oh Boy, I'm representing our South African Education system here during apartheid years. Quoting: first thing i remember: "÷" is not the same as "/" dont ask me why, I cant bluddy remember, but whenever you see "÷" you must put the unknown in parentheses which changes the direction form left to right TO right to left. "When dividing an [unknown] or [x] with "÷" put unknown in parenthesis and calculate first, then remove parenthesis" "When dividing an [unknown] or [x] with "/" all follow the same rank, left to right. thus 6 ÷ 2(1+2) is not the same as 6/2(1+2) Using waht the OP gave us we have to use our parentheses on unknown and it looks like this: is 6 divided by [2(1+2)] 6 divided by [2(3)] 6 divided by [6] now remove parenthesis 6/6 = 1 6/2(1+2) on the other hand is 9 acolyteI proved this on the previous page. End of thread. Anonymous Coward 1327341[link to mathworld.wolfram.com] SyriusYeah, thats it thanks, "÷" is not the same as "/" From the link: The symbol "/" is called a solidus (sometimes, the "diagonal"), and the symbol "÷" is called the obelus. I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. (Og Mandino) "Credo Quia Absurdum" (I believe it because it's absurd) Links to my forum on GLP are banned so just google "the chani project forum" |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 282423 Australia 05/03/2011 10:07 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ive added more than enough explanation go type it into a calculator or even excel and you will get 9 ! its simple the calculation expressed in a linear formula is a totally different equation to the one you then decided to express as a fraction if you want it to equal 1 you need to add the extra brackets like i showed you before |

Syrius (OP)User ID: 1289074 United States 05/03/2011 10:11 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...I love when people suffer from dementia. 6 ___ = ? 2(1+2) How can I put that as a thread's title? Oh, 6÷2(1+2). Syrius6 ______ 2(1+2) Does not equal 6÷2(1+2). Anonymous Coward 1310492Yes, it does. Solidus, much? [link to mathworld.wolfram.com] SyriusTry reading your link before trying to make a piont. Anonymous Coward 1310492Taking the ratio x/y of two numbers x and y , also written x÷y. Here, x is called the dividend, y is called the divisor, and x/y is called a quotient. The symbol "/" is called a solidus (sometimes, the "diagonal"), and the symbol "÷" is called the obelus. If left unevaluated, x/y is called a fraction, with x known as the numerator and y known as the denominator.Therefore, the way I presented the equation is valid because the obelus (÷) remains unevaluated ( 6÷2(1+2) ) and in turn can be understood as a solidus, which denotes it as a .fractionYour arguments are null. All around me are familiar faces... Worn out places...Worn out faces... |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 1360445 United States 05/03/2011 10:16 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | its just funny that you got 2 stars for this. and i don't wanna read thru 9 pages.. is it 1 or 9... it can go either way since division and multiplication are interchangeable rite? but on a test id show 1 unless my teacher was a dface who put trick questions on a fuckin test for everyone one to get pis........ i get the 2 stars now |

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Syrius (OP)User ID: 1289074 United States 05/03/2011 10:20 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | its not unevaluated though Quoting: its 6 ÷ 2 Anonymous Coward 282423Yes, if you don't account for the (1+2), but IN THIS CASE BECAUSE IT IS JUXTAPOSED to the 2 and there is no multiplication sign that exists between the two, it's implied that the whole 2(1+2) is part of the denominator.All around me are familiar faces... Worn out places...Worn out faces... |

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Dark ZenUser ID: 1140465 United States 05/03/2011 10:23 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | the answer is 9 for fuck sakes?? Quoting: this is grade 5 math Anonymous Coward 1319190Who is smarter than a 5th grader?!?!? |

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Syrius (OP)User ID: 1289074 United States 05/03/2011 10:29 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | no that is not implied - you are wrong Quoting: what is implied is the multiplication between the 2 and the brackets you dont need to show multiplication signs when there are brackets like that - it is a given ive shown you the correct calculations to get 1 your formula gives 9 Anonymous Coward 282423Here comes the recycled arguments. The way I presented this equation, in a linear sense... does not exclude it from representing: 6 ___ = 1 2(1+2) If you can't understand that, no amount of arguing will ever change your mind. Last Edited by Stoygon on 05/03/2011 10:36 AM All around me are familiar faces... Worn out places...Worn out faces... |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 1363844 United States 05/03/2011 10:31 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 6÷2(1+2) = 9 Quoting: 6÷[2(1+2)] = 1 6 _____ = 1 2(1+2) Anonymous Coward 282423Thank you! But brackets not needed...I will explain. People, seriously I just finished pre-calculus (Math 111) and PARENTHESES FIRST P lease E xcuse M y D ear A unt S ally ParenthesesExponent Multiplication Division Addition Subtraction Parentheses (1+2) ok...so now I add them up...(3)6 / 2(3) (sorry I'm using a laptop all I have is the slash key for division) NOW ---> Multiplication BEFORE Division ( P E M D A S )..so.. 6 / 6NOW we divide....( P E M D A S )1 I am seriously AMAZED at how many different answered have been conjured up on this thread. Given they are all CORRECT in their path. No miscalculation or anything. Of course whoever said 0 is a total loss..LOL sorry but there is no way 6/6 = 0... But I'm sorry guys...just because you did not miscalculate does not mean you did it right. There are RULES in math, as within every science (otherwise WTF is science? Politics? NO) and you must follow them. This thread is almost like Dem vs. Rep vs. Lib Except in math you must follow math. Sorry for using bold, caps, and all that but this thread fails. |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 1135407 United States 05/03/2011 10:33 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 2(1+2) is not the implied denominator it IS the denomonator, its stated as the denominator quite clearly. Thats why the answer is one. If you've come up with an answer that is not 1 you are stupid, mentally deficient, and should do humanity a favor and comit suicide before you breed. If you've already made some little talking monkeys kill them first then yourself. |

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