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# Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?

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05/28/2012 12:38 AM
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I love this meme.. the '1ers' are so effective in their shilling.

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".
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05/28/2012 12:40 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
So,

6/[2(1+2)]= 1

That is deep.
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05/28/2012 12:41 AM
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6÷2(1+2)=

6÷2(3)

3(3)

9

Patrick is right, this is a poorly written problem, but when done correctly the answer is 9.
Quoting: 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.
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05/28/2012 12:41 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
Now you know why you don't have college algebra professors help with 6th grade math.

"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?
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: FaithNoMore

You must be high to not get 9 and still act like you followed the rules.
Quoting: 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 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 Bateman

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05/28/2012 12:41 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
I love this meme.. the '1ers' are so effective in their shilling.

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".
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Patrick Bateman

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05/28/2012 12:42 AM
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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.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: FaithNoMore

You must be high to not get 9 and still act like you followed the rules.
Quoting: 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

Quoting: FaithNoMore

FaithNoMore

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05/28/2012 12:43 AM
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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.
Quoting: FaithNoMore

You must be high to not get 9 and still act like you followed the rules.
Quoting: 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

Quoting: FaithNoMore

Quoting: 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
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05/28/2012 12:43 AM
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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.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: FaithNoMore

You must be high to not get 9 and still act like you followed the rules.
Quoting: 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

Quoting: 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
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05/28/2012 12:45 AM
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Quoting: Patrick Bateman

Now you know why you don't have college algebra professors help with 6th grade math.

"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?
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: Patrick Bateman

Ummmmmmm you LOSE sir

witness
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Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16720242

No, here are some of the links I posted. You fail at trolling.
Quoting: 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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05/28/2012 12:45 AM
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05/28/2012 12:46 AM
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You arrive at 1 when the equation is:

6/[2(1+2)]= 1

Buttttttt, that is not how it is written.
FaithNoMore

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05/28/2012 12:47 AM
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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.
Quoting: FaithNoMore

You must be high to not get 9 and still act like you followed the rules.
Quoting: 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

Quoting: FaithNoMore

did you write the ? down incorrectly?

6/2 is 3, not 2
Quoting: 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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05/28/2012 12:49 AM
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You arrive at 1 when the equation is:

6/[2(1+2)]= 1

Buttttttt, that is not how it is written.
Quoting: 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.
Patrick Bateman

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05/28/2012 12:51 AM
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You must be high to not get 9 and still act like you followed the rules.
Quoting: 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

Quoting: FaithNoMore

did you write the ? down incorrectly?

6/2 is 3, not 2
Quoting: Patrick Bateman

No i put it on the other side of the equal sign to change the equation to multiplication RETARD.
Quoting: 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

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05/28/2012 12:52 AM
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Quoting: Patrick Bateman

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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.
Quoting: Patrick Bateman

Ummmmmmm you LOSE sir

witness
and
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16720242

No, here are some of the links I posted. You fail at trolling.
Quoting: 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
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16720242

No, I posted authority figures after you clowns did not believe me.
FaithNoMore

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05/28/2012 12:55 AM
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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

Quoting: FaithNoMore

did you write the ? down incorrectly?

6/2 is 3, not 2
Quoting: Patrick Bateman

No i put it on the other side of the equal sign to change the equation to multiplication RETARD.
Quoting: FaithNoMore

Lol, you are the one who somehow claims to be following the rules of algebra yet fails to get the correct answer, retard.
Quoting: 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.
"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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05/28/2012 12:56 AM
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Quoting: Patrick Bateman

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Ummmmmmm you LOSE sir

witness
and
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16720242

No, here are some of the links I posted. You fail at trolling.
Quoting: 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
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16720242

No, I posted authority figures after you clowns did not believe me.
Quoting: 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)?
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05/28/2012 12:57 AM
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Its a Beatles riddle!! Number Nine! Number Nine...
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05/28/2012 12:58 AM
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The fact that there's 90 pages of this and that anybody is getting an answer other than 9 is scary.

BEDMAS

6/2(1+2)
=6/2(3) (Brackets first)
There are No Exponents
=3(3) (Division second)
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05/28/2012 12:58 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
You arrive at 1 when the equation is:

6/[2(1+2)]= 1

Buttttttt, that is not how it is written.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: 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.
FaithNoMore

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05/28/2012 12:59 AM
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2(3) is parentheses... YOU DO THAT FIRST!!!!!
"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."
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did you write the ? down incorrectly?

6/2 is 3, not 2
Quoting: Patrick Bateman

No i put it on the other side of the equal sign to change the equation to multiplication RETARD.
Quoting: FaithNoMore

Lol, you are the one who somehow claims to be following the rules of algebra yet fails to get the correct answer, retard.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: 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.
FaithNoMore

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05/28/2012 01:05 AM
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No i put it on the other side of the equal sign to change the equation to multiplication RETARD.
Quoting: FaithNoMore

Lol, you are the one who somehow claims to be following the rules of algebra yet fails to get the correct answer, retard.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: 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.
"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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05/28/2012 01:07 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
You arrive at 1 when the equation is:

6/[2(1+2)]= 1

Buttttttt, that is not how it is written.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: 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?
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Lol, you are the one who somehow claims to be following the rules of algebra yet fails to get the correct answer, retard.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: 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.
FaithNoMore

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05/28/2012 01:13 AM
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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.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: Patrick Bateman

You obviously can not show your work. Just give me links. And I am the idiot? Rightttt.......
"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."
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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.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: Patrick Bateman

You obviously can not show your work. Just give me links. And I am the idiot? Rightttt.......
Quoting: FaithNoMore

Lol, the proper work has been shown over and over again.
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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.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: 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
FaithNoMore

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05/28/2012 01:17 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
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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.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: Patrick Bateman

You obviously can not show your work. Just give me links. And I am the idiot? Rightttt.......
Quoting: FaithNoMore

Lol, the proper work has been shown over and over again.
Quoting: 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.
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05/28/2012 01:20 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
You arrive at 1 when the equation is:

6/[2(1+2)]= 1

Buttttttt, that is not how it is written.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: 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.
Quoting: 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?
Quoting: 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.