## Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ? | |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 14090804 United States 05/31/2012 04:06 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 6/2(1+2) = ? Parans first: 6/2(1+2) = 6/2(3) Division and multiplication have equal precedence in order of operation so from left to right the division operation comes first: 6/2(1+2) = 3(3) Finally multiplication: 6/2(1+2) = 9 ---------------------- To get the result of 1 you would need something like this: 6/(2(1+2)) = 6/(2(3)) 6/6 = 1 This is wrong. ---------------------- C++ Implementation ------------------------- #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main(void) { int result = 6 / 2 * (1 + 2); cout << "result = " << result << endl; return 0; } When run the result is 9. |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 17016179 United States 05/31/2012 04:50 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | This is simple math. Where are the variables? However if this was 6/2(1+2x) then you could use the FOIL method easily enough. We are only dealing with the simple order of operations here. Anonymous Coward 14090804 true. There are unsolved math and physics problems out there. So i dont know if the answer is one or nine. I just wanted the fruit and vegetables...lol. Nine just makes more sense but i am sure the computer programmers are laughing at this thread so basic for so many pages. |

eclectic mindUser ID: 12762865 Australia 05/31/2012 10:16 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Haven't read all the previous pages but when solving an equation Quoting: one uses BODMAS. This is an acronym for B.......BracketsO.......OfD.......DivisionM.......MinusA.......AdditionS.......SubtractionSo, first the Brackets..1+2=3 now we have 6/2x3 now the "of" which is 2x3=6 now we have 6/6 Do the Division and 6 divided by 6=1 Q.E.D. omar almost right.. Rule 1: First perform any calculations inside parentheses. Rule 2: Next perform all multiplications and divisions, working from left to right. Rule 3: Lastly, perform all additions and subtractions, working from left to right. 6÷2(1+2) = ? 6÷2*(3) = ? 6÷2 = 3 * 3 = 9 eclectic mind Yes, but you do the multiplication FIRST. That's the rule. The answer is 1. MrZephyros nope.. both multiplications and divisions are both done in step two.. but the order is working from left to right.. if the equation was (1+2)6÷2 = ? then it would be 9 as well.. (1+2) = ? (3)*6÷2 = ? (3)*6 = 18÷2 = 9 the only problem some make is working from left to right! |

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Stefan ParlowUser ID: 1068734 Austria 05/31/2012 10:22 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 9 is correct because you have always to go from left to right. |

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mathizfun User ID: 11476378 United States 05/31/2012 12:37 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Read in English the term is read the quantity six divided by the product of 2 and the sum of one plus two. The factors in the Numerator are 1, 2, 3 and 6 The factors in the Denominator are 1, 2, 3 and the term (1+2) Prime factorization for Numerator: 1*2*3 Prime factorization for Denominator: 1*2*(1+2) you Eliminating common prime factorization we are left with 3/(1+2) = 1 The reason it is not 9 is that the TERM (1+2) has not been included in the calculation, rendering it incorrect. |

mathizfun User ID: 11476378 United States 05/31/2012 12:40 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Read in English the term is read the quantity six divided by the product of 2 and the sum of one plus two. Quoting: The factors in the Numerator are 1, 2, 3 and 6 The factors in the Denominator are 1, 2, 3 and the term (1+2) Prime factorization for Numerator: 1*2*3 Prime factorization for Denominator: 1*2*(1+2) you Eliminating common prime factorization we are left with 3/(1+2) = 1 The reason it is not 9 is that the TERM (1+2) has not been included in the calculation, rendering it incorrect. mathizfun 11476378 Edit: The expression is read as the quantity of 6 divided by the product of two AND the sum of one plus two. |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 14256830 United States 05/31/2012 01:06 PM 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?" Would be a would be a word problem to match 6÷2(1+2)= The other example "6 people entered an arena to do battle and half are killed. The three victors receive one apple from the Queen and two apples from the King. How many apples were awarded?" Would match 6/2(1+2)= |

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DoomaliciousUser ID: 1376927 United States 08/26/2012 02:41 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | No,it's 9 actually. SMILE...you're not as stupid as they think you are! "Once a government is committed to the principal of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in terror" - Harry S Truman "The single most inspiring source for us is the human struggle." Jared Leto “Money, without brains, always is dangerous. Properly used, it is the most important essential of civilization.” - Napoleon Hill “Failures see the hole in the donut, but do not see the donut around the hole.” - Napoleon Hill “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” ― Milton Friedman Every man has a right to utter what he thinks is truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it. - Samuel Johnson |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 2230505 United States 08/26/2012 02:47 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Alright, there's a lot of self-proclaimed experts around these parts. Let's see how your logic holds up against some basic mathematics. Quoting: 6÷2(1+2) = ? I'll give two hints. This is NOT a trick question, and there is only 1 correct answer. All tools used for computation are fair game. (Yes, I saw this somewhere else and decided to post it here.) Best of luck to all you geniuses . Syrius 9 |

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inmate #1310492User ID: 22616434 Belgium 08/26/2012 03:29 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | UN-FRRIKKEN-BELIEVABLE !!!!! Quoting: If so many cannot do basic math, how can we take seriously ANTHING thta gets said here. You should be ashamed of yourselves. ...and you have nukes....damn. scary. my name is 905 mwah.. their nukes run on Chinese microchips so they should hit their targets. o, wait..... Beyond good and evil anything is possible. |

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