## Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ? | |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 16720242 United States 05/28/2012 01:22 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | |

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? |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 1455668 United States 05/28/2012 01:25 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...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? Anonymous Coward 16720242 3 Winners with 3 apples each is a total of 9 apples. |

FaithNoMoreUser ID: 15492911 United States 05/28/2012 01:27 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...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? Anonymous Coward 16720242 3 Winners with 3 apples each is a total of 9 apples. 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." -Ben Franklin |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 16720242 United States 05/28/2012 01:29 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...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? Anonymous Coward 16720242 3 Winners with 3 apples each is a total of 9 apples. Anonymous Coward 1455668 You are missing the (1+2) in your narrative so you have a different equation. |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 16720242 United States 05/28/2012 01:32 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...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? Anonymous Coward 16720242 3 Winners with 3 apples each is a total of 9 apples. Anonymous Coward 1455668 ok, now write that in question form. You must use the whole equation. haha FaithNoMore magic divisible string field theory quantum apples |

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Patrick BatemanUser ID: 16007253 United States 05/28/2012 01:37 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | lol, it is due to the bad karma I received accusing me of the reversed order. 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. |

FaithNoMoreUser ID: 15492911 United States 05/28/2012 01:38 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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." -Ben Franklin |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 8767617 Australia 05/28/2012 01:41 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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 |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 16720242 United States 05/28/2012 01:43 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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. 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. |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 16720242 United States 05/28/2012 01:44 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 6÷2(1+2) Quoting: 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 Anonymous Coward 8767617 Word problem please to prove your work Once again math for math's sake only is pointless |

FaithNoMoreUser ID: 15492911 United States 05/28/2012 01:45 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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. [link to www.youtube.com] "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 |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 1455668 United States 05/28/2012 01:46 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...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? Anonymous Coward 16720242 3 Winners with 3 apples each is a total of 9 apples. Anonymous Coward 1455668 ok, now write that in question form. You must use the whole equation. haha 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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FaithNoMoreUser ID: 15492911 United States 05/28/2012 01:47 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ok, now write that in question form. You must use the whole equation. haha 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 Anonymous Coward 1455668 where is the 3 in the equation? -Ben Franklin |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 16720242 United States 05/28/2012 01:50 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ok, now write that in question form. You must use the whole equation. haha 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 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? Could you point out any messiness in turning that into 6÷2(1+2) = ? |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 1455668 United States 05/28/2012 01:51 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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 Anonymous Coward 1455668 where is the 3 in the equation? FaithNoMore 1 apple from the queen and 2 apples from the king. a total of 3 to each victor; (1+2) |

Patrick BatemanUser ID: 16007253 United States 05/28/2012 01:52 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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. Quoting: [link to www.youtube.com] FaithNoMore The equation is most certainly flawed. How you fail to see this or the correct way to do it is nuts. |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 16033422 Australia 05/28/2012 01:53 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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. Quoting: [link to www.youtube.com] FaithNoMore Incorrect^^ Correct^^ |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 16720242 United States 05/28/2012 01:53 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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 Anonymous Coward 1455668 where is the 3 in the equation? FaithNoMore 1 apple from the queen and 2 apples from the king. a total of 3 to each victor; (1+2) Anonymous Coward 1455668 but you have the 3 twice then |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 1455668 United States 05/28/2012 01:56 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...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 Anonymous Coward 1455668 where is the 3 in the equation? FaithNoMore 1 apple from the queen and 2 apples from the king. a total of 3 to each victor; (1+2) Anonymous Coward 1455668 but you have the 3 twice then 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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Anonymous Coward User ID: 16720242 United States 05/28/2012 01:59 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 1 apple from the queen and 2 apples from the king. a total of 3 to each victor; (1+2) Anonymous Coward 1455668 but you have the 3 twice then Anonymous Coward 16720242 No, 6 total warriors and 1/2 will die. To the victors 3 apples each for a total of 9. Anonymous Coward 1455668 Then write the whole narrative out |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 1455668 United States 05/28/2012 02:04 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...1 apple from the queen and 2 apples from the king. a total of 3 to each victor; (1+2) Anonymous Coward 1455668 but you have the 3 twice then Anonymous Coward 16720242 No, 6 total warriors and 1/2 will die. To the victors 3 apples each for a total of 9. Anonymous Coward 1455668 Then write the whole narrative out Anonymous Coward 16720242 I thought that I had above. I will check back later. take care. Over and out. |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 16720242 United States 05/28/2012 02:04 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | No, 6 total warriors and 1/2 will die. To the victors 3 apples each for a total of 9. Anonymous Coward 1455668 Then write the whole narrative out Anonymous Coward 16720242 I thought that I had above. I will check back later. take care. Over and out. Anonymous Coward 1455668 You gave up already? LOL |

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