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# Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?

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I am still waiting for someone to mention that my chicken dinner word problem was a technical failure but it served the purpose.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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No problem

Now where does the 9 fit in?
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05/28/2012 01:25 AM
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Its a Beatles riddle!! Number Nine! Number Nine...
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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.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1455668

No problem

Now where does the 9 fit in?
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3 Winners with 3 apples each is a total of 9 apples.
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05/28/2012 01:27 AM
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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.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1455668

No problem

Now where does the 9 fit in?
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16720242

3 Winners with 3 apples each is a total of 9 apples.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1455668

ok, now write that in question form. You must use the whole equation. haha

Last Edited by FaithNoMore on 05/28/2012 01:28 AM
"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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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.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1455668

No problem

Now where does the 9 fit in?
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16720242

3 Winners with 3 apples each is a total of 9 apples.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1455668

You are missing the (1+2) in your narrative so you have a different equation.
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05/28/2012 01:32 AM
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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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No problem

Now where does the 9 fit in?
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16720242

3 Winners with 3 apples each is a total of 9 apples.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1455668

ok, now write that in question form. You must use the whole equation. haha
Quoting: FaithNoMore

magic divisible string field theory quantum apples
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05/28/2012 01:33 AM
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No you illogical clown, I used my head pages before I posted any links.
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05/28/2012 01:34 AM
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05/28/2012 01:35 AM
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No you illogical clown, I used my head pages before I posted any links.
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That sentence is PRICELESS
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05/28/2012 01:36 AM
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No you illogical clown, I used my head pages before I posted any links.
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That sentence is PRICELESS
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lol, it is due to the bad karma I received accusing me of the reversed order.
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05/28/2012 01:37 AM
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No you illogical clown, I used my head pages before I posted any links.
Quoting: Patrick Bateman

That sentence is PRICELESS
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lol, it is due to the bad karma I received accusing me of the reversed order.
Quoting: Patrick Bateman

But shit, they can't get the order of how to solve equations algebraically down, so I suppose not understanding the order of much else is not a stretch.
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05/28/2012 01:38 AM
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No you illogical clown, I used my head pages before I posted any links.
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No where you showed where you checked your work. Check your work. You can call me all the names you want. Still does not change the fact you did not check your work. Check your work and show us how you did it.

Last Edited by FaithNoMore on 05/28/2012 01:38 AM
"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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05/28/2012 01:41 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
6÷2(1+2)

is the same as:

6/2*(1+2)

Putting something outside parentheses generally means that it is multiplied by whatever is inside the parentheses. The exception to this would be a function call, such as for example: triple(1+2), which would return 9. Clearly "2" isn't a function, so 2(1+2) means 2*(1+2). / is the same as ÷, but easier to type.

Then the equation is simple, just follow the normal rules of operator precedence:

6/2*(1+2)
= 6/2*(3)
= 3 * 3
= 9
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05/28/2012 01:43 AM
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No you illogical clown, I used my head pages before I posted any links.
Quoting: Patrick Bateman

No where you showed where you checked your work. Check your work. You can call me all the names you want. Still does not change the fact you did not check your work. Check your work and show us how you did it.
Quoting: FaithNoMore

The scary part is they are being TAUGHT this

This is what happens when people don't actually apply their maths to real world problems.

Book smart doesn't cut it because the world around you does not follow rules of convenience.

It is a result of the US not making much of anything anymore so there is no hands on to make the connection.
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
6÷2(1+2)

is the same as:

6/2*(1+2)

Putting something outside parentheses generally means that it is multiplied by whatever is inside the parentheses. The exception to this would be a function call, such as for example: triple(1+2), which would return 9. Clearly "2" isn't a function, so 2(1+2) means 2*(1+2). / is the same as ÷, but easier to type.

Then the equation is simple, just follow the normal rules of operator precedence:

6/2*(1+2)
= 6/2*(3)
= 3 * 3
= 9
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8767617

Word problem please to prove your work

Once again math for math's sake only is pointless
FaithNoMore

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05/28/2012 01:45 AM
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Here ya go. This is how you would right this problem out on paper. There is not a flaw in the equation, just your flaw in how you write it out in your head.

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"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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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.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1455668

No problem

Now where does the 9 fit in?
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16720242

3 Winners with 3 apples each is a total of 9 apples.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1455668

ok, now write that in question form. You must use the whole equation. haha
Quoting: FaithNoMore

All that I have to do is add: how many apples are needed in total to provide the 3 victors out of 6 who fought with 3 apples each provided that 1 apple is to come from the queen to each victor and 2 apples are to come from the king to each victor? I believe that the word problem that you had originally written {(as well as mine [resulting from your example]) fail to make it back to the equation cleanly}

LoL
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05/28/2012 01:46 AM
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
the answer for your eq is 9

not sure what you're trying to get at, but anything in parentheses goes first, so what is that?

then go left to right of anything not parenthetically notated.

9

9

9

unless you have some new math to unleash upon the populus...
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No problem

Now where does the 9 fit in?
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3 Winners with 3 apples each is a total of 9 apples.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1455668

ok, now write that in question form. You must use the whole equation. haha
Quoting: FaithNoMore

All that I have to do is add: how many apples are needed in total to provide the 3 victors out of 6 who fought with 3 apples each provided that 1 apple is to come from the queen to each victor and 2 apples are to come from the king to each victor? I believe that the word problem that you had originally written {(as well as mine [resulting from your example]) fail to make it back to the equation cleanly}

LoL
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where is the 3 in the equation?
"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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No problem

Now where does the 9 fit in?
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16720242

3 Winners with 3 apples each is a total of 9 apples.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1455668

ok, now write that in question form. You must use the whole equation. haha
Quoting: FaithNoMore

All that I have to do is add: how many apples are needed in total to provide the 3 victors out of 6 who fought with 3 apples each provided that 1 apple is to come from the queen to each victor and 2 apples are to come from the king to each victor? I believe that the word problem that you had originally written {(as well as mine [resulting from your example]) fail to make it back to the equation cleanly}

LoL
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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?

Could you point out any messiness in turning that into 6÷2(1+2) = ?
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3 Winners with 3 apples each is a total of 9 apples.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1455668

ok, now write that in question form. You must use the whole equation. haha
Quoting: FaithNoMore

All that I have to do is add: how many apples are needed in total to provide the 3 victors out of 6 who fought with 3 apples each provided that 1 apple is to come from the queen to each victor and 2 apples are to come from the king to each victor? I believe that the word problem that you had originally written {(as well as mine [resulting from your example]) fail to make it back to the equation cleanly}

LoL
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where is the 3 in the equation?
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1 apple from the queen and 2 apples from the king. a total of 3 to each victor; (1+2)
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Here ya go. This is how you would right this problem out on paper. There is not a flaw in the equation, just your flaw in how you write it out in your head.

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Quoting: FaithNoMore

The equation is most certainly flawed. How you fail to see this or the correct way to do it is nuts.
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
Here ya go. This is how you would right this problem out on paper. There is not a flaw in the equation, just your flaw in how you write it out in your head.

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Quoting: FaithNoMore

Incorrect^^

Correct^^
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ok, now write that in question form. You must use the whole equation. haha
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All that I have to do is add: how many apples are needed in total to provide the 3 victors out of 6 who fought with 3 apples each provided that 1 apple is to come from the queen to each victor and 2 apples are to come from the king to each victor? I believe that the word problem that you had originally written {(as well as mine [resulting from your example]) fail to make it back to the equation cleanly}

LoL
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where is the 3 in the equation?
Quoting: FaithNoMore

1 apple from the queen and 2 apples from the king. a total of 3 to each victor; (1+2)
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1455668

but you have the 3 twice then
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All that I have to do is add: how many apples are needed in total to provide the 3 victors out of 6 who fought with 3 apples each provided that 1 apple is to come from the queen to each victor and 2 apples are to come from the king to each victor? I believe that the word problem that you had originally written {(as well as mine [resulting from your example]) fail to make it back to the equation cleanly}

LoL
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where is the 3 in the equation?
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1 apple from the queen and 2 apples from the king. a total of 3 to each victor; (1+2)
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1455668

but you have the 3 twice then
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No, 6 total warriors and 1/2 will die. To the victors 3 apples each for a total of 9.
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where is the 3 in the equation?
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1 apple from the queen and 2 apples from the king. a total of 3 to each victor; (1+2)
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1455668

but you have the 3 twice then
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16720242

No, 6 total warriors and 1/2 will die. To the victors 3 apples each for a total of 9.
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Then write the whole narrative out
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1 apple from the queen and 2 apples from the king. a total of 3 to each victor; (1+2)
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but you have the 3 twice then
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16720242

No, 6 total warriors and 1/2 will die. To the victors 3 apples each for a total of 9.
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Then write the whole narrative out
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I thought that I had above. I will check back later. take care. Over and out.
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but you have the 3 twice then
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16720242

No, 6 total warriors and 1/2 will die. To the victors 3 apples each for a total of 9.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1455668

Then write the whole narrative out
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I thought that I had above. I will check back later. take care. Over and out.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1455668

You gave up already? LOL