## Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ? | |

Patrick BatemanUser ID: 16007253 United States 05/28/2012 12:41 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 6÷2(1+2)= Quoting: 6÷2(3) 3(3) 9 Patrick is right, this is a poorly written problem, but when done correctly the answer is 9. Anonymous Coward 2671891 Thanks, I like the way you think! Like I said, if I saw this on an exam I would argue the equation is faulted and try to get the correct one in its place and if that did not work I would have to put 9. |

FaithNoMoreUser ID: 15492911 United States 05/28/2012 12:41 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Now you know why you don't have college algebra professors help with 6th grade math. Quoting: "The problem as it is written is 6÷2(1+2) , the ÷ cannot be substituted with a fraction bar because they have different ranks on the order of operations." Now where did he come up with that? Anonymous Coward 16720242 I tried explaining that earlier to them as well. Have shown links with it typed into a calc, have shown links of college profs showing the answer. Talk about leading sheep to water... But for real now, lol, movie time. Patrick Bateman haha ok, if you took the level of math you did than check you work.. work it backwards. tell me how 9 actually works there? you realize in an equation this, 2(3), goes first because of the parentheses, right? Parentheses first. FaithNoMore You must be high to not get 9 and still act like you followed the rules. Patrick Bateman I will right it out one more time for ya. Of course because you can't check your work. 6/2(1+2)= now watch this next step... simple math. 2x(1+2)=6 See how I did that? checking my work. 2x(3)=6 6x=6 x=1 If the answer is 9, check your work and show me. "If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating and defaming one another, I, for my part, own myself willing to part with my share of it, whenever our legislators shall please so to alter the law and shall chearfully consent to exchange my liberty of abusing others for the privilege of not being abused myself." -Ben Franklin |

Patrick BatemanUser ID: 16007253 United States 05/28/2012 12:41 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | I love this meme.. the '1ers' are so effective in their shilling. Quoting: The answer is obviously 9 BEDMAS- Brackets, Exponents, Division/Multiplication, Addition/Subtraction Division and multiplication are done in the order of which they appear in the equation after each calculation. Ditto with Addition/subtraction. 6÷2(2+1) Step 1: Brackets 6÷2(3) Step 2: There are no exponents Step 3: Division/Multiplication Now, this is where the 1'ers have their fun. For some reason, they think 2*3 is the next calculation. Some of them will even say, "everything in the brackets", well, all that is left in the brackets is 3. I don't know how this is anything other than a meme, an intentional joke by many-a people. the next calculation, 6÷2, equals 3 3(3) Step 4: Division/Multiplication When a number is next to brackets, they are to be multiplied, after the operations inside the brackets are complete of course. 9! For some reason, the 1'ers perceive the equation as 6÷(2(2+1)) -- In which case, the 2*3 operation would be completed, as it IS within brackets. I don't understand the "1" joke. I can only understand cancer, and those who will get are the ones who believe the answer is "1". Anonymous Coward 16244264 |

Patrick BatemanUser ID: 16007253 United States 05/28/2012 12:42 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...I tried explaining that earlier to them as well. Have shown links with it typed into a calc, have shown links of college profs showing the answer. Talk about leading sheep to water... But for real now, lol, movie time. Patrick Bateman haha ok, if you took the level of math you did than check you work.. work it backwards. tell me how 9 actually works there? you realize in an equation this, 2(3), goes first because of the parentheses, right? Parentheses first. FaithNoMore You must be high to not get 9 and still act like you followed the rules. Patrick Bateman I will right it out one more time for ya. Of course because you can't check your work. 6/2(1+2)= now watch this next step... simple math. 2x(1+2)=6 See how I did that? checking my work. 2x(3)=6 6x=6 x=1 If the answer is 9, check your work and show me. FaithNoMore lol at your fail. |

FaithNoMoreUser ID: 15492911 United States 05/28/2012 12:43 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...haha ok, if you took the level of math you did than check you work.. work it backwards. tell me how 9 actually works there? you realize in an equation this, 2(3), goes first because of the parentheses, right? Parentheses first. FaithNoMore You must be high to not get 9 and still act like you followed the rules. Patrick Bateman I will right it out one more time for ya. Of course because you can't check your work. 6/2(1+2)= now watch this next step... simple math. 2x(1+2)=6 See how I did that? checking my work. 2x(3)=6 6x=6 x=1 If the answer is 9, check your work and show me. FaithNoMore lol at your fail. Patrick Bateman hah another attempt at trying not to check your work. Check your work. "If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating and defaming one another, I, for my part, own myself willing to part with my share of it, whenever our legislators shall please so to alter the law and shall chearfully consent to exchange my liberty of abusing others for the privilege of not being abused myself." -Ben Franklin |

Patrick BatemanUser ID: 16007253 United States 05/28/2012 12:43 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...I tried explaining that earlier to them as well. Have shown links with it typed into a calc, have shown links of college profs showing the answer. Talk about leading sheep to water... But for real now, lol, movie time. Patrick Bateman haha ok, if you took the level of math you did than check you work.. work it backwards. tell me how 9 actually works there? you realize in an equation this, 2(3), goes first because of the parentheses, right? Parentheses first. FaithNoMore You must be high to not get 9 and still act like you followed the rules. Patrick Bateman I will right it out one more time for ya. Of course because you can't check your work. 6/2(1+2)= now watch this next step... simple math. 2x(1+2)=6 See how I did that? checking my work. 2x(3)=6 6x=6 x=1 If the answer is 9, check your work and show me. FaithNoMore did you write the ? down incorrectly? 6/2 is 3, not 2 Last Edited by Patrick Bateman on 05/28/2012 12:44 AM |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 16720242 United States 05/28/2012 12:45 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | [link to www.wolframalpha.com] Quoting: [link to www.wolframalpha.com] [link to answers.yahoo.com] [link to www.youtube.com] Patrick Bateman Now you know why you don't have college algebra professors help with 6th grade math. Quoting: "The problem as it is written is 6÷2(1+2) , the ÷ cannot be substituted with a fraction bar because they have different ranks on the order of operations." Now where did he come up with that? Anonymous Coward 16720242 I tried explaining that earlier to them as well. Have shown links with it typed into a calc, have shown links of college profs showing the answer. Talk about leading sheep to water... But for real now, lol, movie time. Patrick Bateman Ummmmmmm you LOSE sir witness [link to www.wolframalpha.com] and [link to www.wolframalpha.com] Anonymous Coward 16720242 No, here are some of the links I posted. You fail at trolling. Patrick Bateman Your college professor states that your wolframalpha is wrong as the wolframalpha says that it is the same result with either the / or the ÷ So you are not thinking for yourself but rather running around looking for support from authority figures. So you yahoo professor is wrong somewhere |

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FaithNoMoreUser ID: 15492911 United States 05/28/2012 12:47 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...haha ok, if you took the level of math you did than check you work.. work it backwards. tell me how 9 actually works there? you realize in an equation this, 2(3), goes first because of the parentheses, right? Parentheses first. FaithNoMore You must be high to not get 9 and still act like you followed the rules. Patrick Bateman I will right it out one more time for ya. Of course because you can't check your work. 6/2(1+2)= now watch this next step... simple math. 2x(1+2)=6 See how I did that? checking my work. 2x(3)=6 6x=6 x=1 If the answer is 9, check your work and show me. FaithNoMore did you write the ? down incorrectly? 6/2 is 3, not 2 Patrick Bateman No i put it on the other side of the equal sign to change the equation to multiplication RETARD. "If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating and defaming one another, I, for my part, own myself willing to part with my share of it, whenever our legislators shall please so to alter the law and shall chearfully consent to exchange my liberty of abusing others for the privilege of not being abused myself." -Ben Franklin |

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Patrick BatemanUser ID: 16007253 United States 05/28/2012 12:51 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...You must be high to not get 9 and still act like you followed the rules. Patrick Bateman I will right it out one more time for ya. Of course because you can't check your work. 6/2(1+2)= now watch this next step... simple math. 2x(1+2)=6 See how I did that? checking my work. 2x(3)=6 6x=6 x=1 If the answer is 9, check your work and show me. FaithNoMore did you write the ? down incorrectly? 6/2 is 3, not 2 Patrick Bateman No i put it on the other side of the equal sign to change the equation to multiplication RETARD. FaithNoMore Lol, you are the one who somehow claims to be following the rules of algebra yet fails to get the correct answer, retard. |

Patrick BatemanUser ID: 16007253 United States 05/28/2012 12:52 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | [link to www.wolframalpha.com] Quoting: [link to www.wolframalpha.com] [link to answers.yahoo.com] [link to www.youtube.com] Patrick Bateman ...I tried explaining that earlier to them as well. Have shown links with it typed into a calc, have shown links of college profs showing the answer. Talk about leading sheep to water... But for real now, lol, movie time. Patrick Bateman Ummmmmmm you LOSE sir witness [link to www.wolframalpha.com] and [link to www.wolframalpha.com] Anonymous Coward 16720242 No, here are some of the links I posted. You fail at trolling. Patrick Bateman Your college professor states that your wolframalpha is wrong as the wolframalpha says that it is the same result with either the / or the ÷ So you are not thinking for yourself but rather running around looking for support from authority figures. So you yahoo professor is wrong somewhere Anonymous Coward 16720242 No, I posted authority figures after you clowns did not believe me. |

FaithNoMoreUser ID: 15492911 United States 05/28/2012 12:55 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...I will right it out one more time for ya. Of course because you can't check your work. 6/2(1+2)= now watch this next step... simple math. 2x(1+2)=6 See how I did that? checking my work. 2x(3)=6 6x=6 x=1 If the answer is 9, check your work and show me. FaithNoMore did you write the ? down incorrectly? 6/2 is 3, not 2 Patrick Bateman No i put it on the other side of the equal sign to change the equation to multiplication RETARD. FaithNoMore Lol, you are the one who somehow claims to be following the rules of algebra yet fails to get the correct answer, retard. Patrick Bateman I showed you how I checked my work. Show me how you checked your work.. Not with a calculator.. or would that be to hard? hahaaha show me how you checked you work.. I realize you can work that out and get 2 different answers, but when you check it, THE 2ND step you must do, you find there is only one answer, 1. Now once again. Check your work, and show me how you check it. -Ben Franklin |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 16720242 United States 05/28/2012 12:56 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | [link to www.wolframalpha.com] Quoting: [link to www.wolframalpha.com] [link to answers.yahoo.com] [link to www.youtube.com] Patrick Bateman No, here are some of the links I posted. You fail at trolling. Patrick Bateman Your college professor states that your wolframalpha is wrong as the wolframalpha says that it is the same result with either the / or the ÷ So you are not thinking for yourself but rather running around looking for support from authority figures. So you yahoo professor is wrong somewhere Anonymous Coward 16720242 No, I posted authority figures after you clowns did not believe me. Patrick Bateman But why did you authority figure pull a non existent rule out of his ass? "The problem as it is written is 6÷2(1+2) , the ÷ cannot be substituted with a fraction bar because they have different ranks on the order of operations." As your other link to wolframalpha disproves by giving the same result with either 6÷2(1+2) or 6/2(1+2)? |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 15778366 United States 05/28/2012 12:57 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Its a Beatles riddle!! Number Nine! Number Nine... [link to www.youtube.com] |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 1455668 United States 05/28/2012 12:58 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | You arrive at 1 when the equation is: Quoting: 6/[2(1+2)]= 1 Buttttttt, that is not how it is written. Anonymous Coward 1455668 Got a word problem that will back up 9 as an answer? It really needs to be useful though and make sense to a 6th grader. Anonymous Coward 16720242 I am unsure how a simple narrative would explain this problem. Do you have one for 1? I have indicated that by simply communicating the equation a little differently than written will bring you to 1 that you want. |

FaithNoMoreUser ID: 15492911 United States 05/28/2012 12:59 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 2(3) is parentheses... YOU DO THAT FIRST!!!!! -Ben Franklin |

Patrick BatemanUser ID: 16007253 United States 05/28/2012 01:01 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | No i put it on the other side of the equal sign to change the equation to multiplication RETARD. FaithNoMore Lol, you are the one who somehow claims to be following the rules of algebra yet fails to get the correct answer, retard. Patrick Bateman I showed you how I checked my work. Show me how you checked your work.. Not with a calculator.. or would that be to hard? hahaaha show me how you checked you work.. I realize you can work that out and get 2 different answers, but when you check it, THE 2ND step you must do, you find there is only one answer, 1. Now once again. Check your work, and show me how you check it. FaithNoMore I never even wrote it down, didn't get that into it, lol. Just did it in my head and have been arguing with you 1tards on and off this evening. I understand how you get 1, but your logic is flawed, as is the entire equation. If you cannot see this, I truly am sorry. |

FaithNoMoreUser ID: 15492911 United States 05/28/2012 01:05 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...No i put it on the other side of the equal sign to change the equation to multiplication RETARD. FaithNoMore Lol, you are the one who somehow claims to be following the rules of algebra yet fails to get the correct answer, retard. Patrick Bateman I showed you how I checked my work. Show me how you checked your work.. Not with a calculator.. or would that be to hard? hahaaha show me how you checked you work.. I realize you can work that out and get 2 different answers, but when you check it, THE 2ND step you must do, you find there is only one answer, 1. Now once again. Check your work, and show me how you check it. FaithNoMore I never even wrote it down, didn't get that into it, lol. Just did it in my head and have been arguing with you 1tards on and off this evening. I understand how you get 1, but your logic is flawed, as is the entire equation. If you cannot see this, I truly am sorry. Patrick Bateman haha did you just say that the equation was flawed? hahah well yeah, isn't that the point of solving it. Parentheses first. 2(3) is parentheses, you do that first. I wrote it down on the thread for you. I didn't take a piece of paper and right it down. You want to talk math? Use numbers, not your words. haha You shouldn't trust your head if you got 9. -Ben Franklin |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 16720242 United States 05/28/2012 01:07 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | You arrive at 1 when the equation is: Quoting: 6/[2(1+2)]= 1 Buttttttt, that is not how it is written. Anonymous Coward 1455668 Got a word problem that will back up 9 as an answer? It really needs to be useful though and make sense to a 6th grader. Anonymous Coward 16720242 I am unsure how a simple narrative would explain this problem. Do you have one for 1? I have indicated that by simply communicating the equation a little differently than written will bring you to 1 that you want. Anonymous Coward 1455668 2 people have one apple each and get two more each They want to evenly divide their combined apples to 6 people so how many apples does each person get? |

Patrick BatemanUser ID: 16007253 United States 05/28/2012 01:11 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...Lol, you are the one who somehow claims to be following the rules of algebra yet fails to get the correct answer, retard. Patrick Bateman I showed you how I checked my work. Show me how you checked your work.. Not with a calculator.. or would that be to hard? hahaaha show me how you checked you work.. I realize you can work that out and get 2 different answers, but when you check it, THE 2ND step you must do, you find there is only one answer, 1. Now once again. Check your work, and show me how you check it. FaithNoMore I never even wrote it down, didn't get that into it, lol. Just did it in my head and have been arguing with you 1tards on and off this evening. I understand how you get 1, but your logic is flawed, as is the entire equation. If you cannot see this, I truly am sorry. Patrick Bateman h aha did you just say that the equation was flawed? hahah well yeah, isn't that the point of solving it. Parentheses first. 2(3) is parentheses, you do that first. I wrote it down on the thread for you. I didn't take a piece of paper and right it down. You want to talk math? Use numbers, not your words. haha You shouldn't trust your head if you got 9. FaithNoMore No, you idiot. You can solve an equation that is not flawed to get the correct answer. This is flawed as in poorly written, but to answer it the way it is, 9 is the correct answer. |

FaithNoMoreUser ID: 15492911 United States 05/28/2012 01:13 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...I showed you how I checked my work. Show me how you checked your work.. Not with a calculator.. or would that be to hard? hahaaha show me how you checked you work.. I realize you can work that out and get 2 different answers, but when you check it, THE 2ND step you must do, you find there is only one answer, 1. Now once again. Check your work, and show me how you check it. FaithNoMore I never even wrote it down, didn't get that into it, lol. Just did it in my head and have been arguing with you 1tards on and off this evening. I understand how you get 1, but your logic is flawed, as is the entire equation. If you cannot see this, I truly am sorry. Patrick Bateman h aha did you just say that the equation was flawed? hahah well yeah, isn't that the point of solving it. Parentheses first. 2(3) is parentheses, you do that first. I wrote it down on the thread for you. I didn't take a piece of paper and right it down. You want to talk math? Use numbers, not your words. haha You shouldn't trust your head if you got 9. FaithNoMore No, you idiot. You can solve an equation that is not flawed to get the correct answer. This is flawed as in poorly written, but to answer it the way it is, 9 is the correct answer. Patrick Bateman You obviously can not show your work. Just give me links. And I am the idiot? Rightttt....... -Ben Franklin |

Patrick BatemanUser ID: 16007253 United States 05/28/2012 01:15 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...I never even wrote it down, didn't get that into it, lol. Just did it in my head and have been arguing with you 1tards on and off this evening. I understand how you get 1, but your logic is flawed, as is the entire equation. If you cannot see this, I truly am sorry. Patrick Bateman h aha did you just say that the equation was flawed? hahah well yeah, isn't that the point of solving it. Parentheses first. 2(3) is parentheses, you do that first. I wrote it down on the thread for you. I didn't take a piece of paper and right it down. You want to talk math? Use numbers, not your words. haha You shouldn't trust your head if you got 9. FaithNoMore No, you idiot. You can solve an equation that is not flawed to get the correct answer. This is flawed as in poorly written, but to answer it the way it is, 9 is the correct answer. Patrick Bateman You obviously can not show your work. Just give me links. And I am the idiot? Rightttt....... FaithNoMore Lol, the proper work has been shown over and over again. |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 16720242 United States 05/28/2012 01:17 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...I showed you how I checked my work. Show me how you checked your work.. Not with a calculator.. or would that be to hard? hahaaha show me how you checked you work.. I realize you can work that out and get 2 different answers, but when you check it, THE 2ND step you must do, you find there is only one answer, 1. Now once again. Check your work, and show me how you check it. FaithNoMore I never even wrote it down, didn't get that into it, lol. Just did it in my head and have been arguing with you 1tards on and off this evening. I understand how you get 1, but your logic is flawed, as is the entire equation. If you cannot see this, I truly am sorry. Patrick Bateman h I wrote it down on the thread for you. I didn't take a piece of paper and right it down. You want to talk math? Use numbers, not your words. haha You shouldn't trust your head if you got 9. FaithNoMore No, you idiot. You can solve an equation that is not flawed to get the correct answer. This is flawed as in poorly written, but to answer it the way it is, 9 is the correct answer. Patrick Bateman You see Pat here is a genius as he states that 6÷2(1+2) and 6/2(1+2) are not the same while then saying that they are the same and rather than see his mistake and understand it he goes and gets a professor who is also wrong and makes up rules that don't exist to make himself sound right and to make people relinquish to his "authority". They are both mentally lazy |

FaithNoMoreUser ID: 15492911 United States 05/28/2012 01:17 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...h I wrote it down on the thread for you. I didn't take a piece of paper and right it down. You want to talk math? Use numbers, not your words. haha You shouldn't trust your head if you got 9. FaithNoMore No, you idiot. You can solve an equation that is not flawed to get the correct answer. This is flawed as in poorly written, but to answer it the way it is, 9 is the correct answer. Patrick Bateman You obviously can not show your work. Just give me links. And I am the idiot? Rightttt....... FaithNoMore Lol, the proper work has been shown over and over again. Patrick Bateman No, It has not. I asked you to show me how you checked your work. You must of checked your work. Show me how you checked it. Not with links. With your "head" and show us on here how you did it. You can not just do an equation and say I followed order of operation and I am good now.. haahahha You must also check it. The flaw most people have in their work. Show me how you checked it. -Ben Franklin |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 1455668 United States 05/28/2012 01:20 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | You arrive at 1 when the equation is: Quoting: 6/[2(1+2)]= 1 Buttttttt, that is not how it is written. Anonymous Coward 1455668 Got a word problem that will back up 9 as an answer? It really needs to be useful though and make sense to a 6th grader. Anonymous Coward 16720242 I am unsure how a simple narrative would explain this problem. Do you have one for 1? I have indicated that by simply communicating the equation a little differently than written will bring you to 1 that you want. Anonymous Coward 1455668 2 people have one apple each and get two more each They want to evenly divide their combined apples to 6 people so how many apples does each person get? Anonymous Coward 16720242 Nice, but is it possible that you have 6 people entering the arena to do battle. Three will die and the victors will each receive 3 apples. |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 16720242 United States 05/28/2012 01:24 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...Got a word problem that will back up 9 as an answer? It really needs to be useful though and make sense to a 6th grader. Anonymous Coward 16720242 I am unsure how a simple narrative would explain this problem. Do you have one for 1? I have indicated that by simply communicating the equation a little differently than written will bring you to 1 that you want. Anonymous Coward 1455668 2 people have one apple each and get two more each They want to evenly divide their combined apples to 6 people so how many apples does each person get? Anonymous Coward 16720242 Nice, but is it possible that you have 6 people entering the arena to do battle. Three will die and the victors will each receive 3 apples. Anonymous Coward 1455668 No problem Now where does the 9 fit in? |