## Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ? | |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 18010223 United States 08/26/2012 05:48 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Apparently even the OP didnt know the correct answer. If we rewrite the problem in a different format, I bet many including the OP might get the proper answer. Quoting: Instead of writing it: 6÷2(1+2) Lets try making it more simple for people to read: 6÷2*(1+2) They are exactly the same problem and the answer to both is 9. OP is a retard 18010223 ^^READ THIS AND LEARN PEOPLE. THE ANSWER IS 9 ALL YOU DUMB FUCKING INBREDS AND THIRD WORLD COUNTRY RETARDS. |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 18010223 United States 08/26/2012 06:09 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Apparently even the OP didnt know the correct answer. If we rewrite the problem in a different format, I bet many including the OP might get the proper answer. Quoting: Instead of writing it: 6÷2(1+2) Lets try making it more simple for people to read: 6÷2*(1+2) They are exactly the same problem and the answer to both is 9. OP is a retard 18010223 ^^READ THIS AND LEARN PEOPLE. THE ANSWER IS 9 ALL YOU DUMB FUCKING INBREDS AND THIRD WORLD COUNTRY RETARDS. |

inmate #1310492User ID: 22616434 Netherlands 08/26/2012 06:22 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | blabla - [seen this before on page three] Quoting: ^^READ THIS AND LEARN PEOPLE. THE ANSWER IS 9 ALL YOU DUMB FUCKING INBREDS AND THIRD WORLD COUNTRY RETARDS. Anonymous Coward 18010223 Another fine example of superior American reasoning. You fail to spot op´s subtlety. Beyond good and evil anything is possible. |

citizenperthFUKUSHIMA, GLPTARD 24/7/365 User ID: 21447419 Australia 08/26/2012 06:27 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 1+2 = 3 (parenthesised) 6/2 = 3 3x3 = (division account outside the parenthesised multiplies the remainding parenthesised) nine yay for math oops.. reiterating... now, if only we knew how to run a safe reactor.... Last Edited by Citizenperth on 08/26/2012 06:28 AM It's life as we know it, but only just. My Fukushima Site: [link to citizenperth.wordpress.com] sic ut vos es vos should exsisto , denego alius vicis facio vos change , exsisto youself , proprie GLP's best Fuku thread: Thread: *** Fukushima *** and other nuclear-----updates and links twitter: @citizenperth “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on it, I would use the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I knew the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” - Albert Einstein |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 18010223 United States 08/26/2012 06:45 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Apparently even the OP didnt know the correct answer. If we rewrite the problem in a different format, I bet many including the OP might get the proper answer. Quoting: Instead of writing it: 6÷2(1+2) Lets try making it more simple for people to read: 6÷2*(1+2) They are exactly the same problem and the answer to both is 9. OP is a retard 18010223 ^^READ THIS AND LEARN PEOPLE. THE ANSWER IS 9 ALL YOU DUMB FUCKING INBREDS AND THIRD WORLD COUNTRY RETARDS. |

fishermanUser ID: 22622555 Russian Federation 08/26/2012 07:10 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | The order of operations is the order in which all algebraic expressions should be simplified. Oftentimes, the meaning of a complex expression changes depending upon the order in which it is calculated. The order of operations is: Parentheses Exponents (and Roots) Multiplication & Division Addition & Subtraction This means that expressions within parentheses are evaluated first, then exponents (including roots, i.e. radicals), then multiplication and division (at the same level), and finally addition and subtraction (at the same level). If there are multiple operations at the same level on the order of operations, move .Whichever mnemonic you use, be aware that multiplication does not always come before divisionfrom left to right1) 1+2=3 2) 6:2=3 3) 3x3=9 6 ÷ 2 (1 +2) = 9 |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 29937386 United States 12/15/2012 02:22 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | What people forget is PEMDAS needs to be applied Left to right. Rules 1. Calculations must be done from left to right. 2. Calculations in brackets (parenthesis) are done first. When you have more than one set of brackets, do the inner brackets first. 3. Exponents (or radicals) must be done next. 4. Multiply and divide .in the order the operations occur5. Add and subtract . in the order the operations occurSo 6÷2(1+2) = ? First in order is (1+2) which equals 3 so now you have 6÷2*3=? Now remember it is done from left to right so even though in PEMDAS multiplications comes first... in the problem at had starting at the 6 and working left to right the division comes first so then you divide 6÷2=3 So now you have 3*3 which equals 9. So 9 is the correct answer and if you come up with 1 as an answer you need to remember it is left to right It IS a trick question because the arithmetic layout is ambiguous. Quoting: 6÷[2(1+2)] = 1 (6÷2)(1+2) = 9 It's not a difficult problem, it's just laid out wrong. The question is deliberately ambiguous and that people get different answers is of no surprise. Anonymous Coward 1368046You are retarded, its not a trick, its the rules of math, short notation maybe, but certainly fair game for second or third grade. Anonymous Coward 1309528 |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 6756538 United States 12/15/2012 02:44 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | You all fail: [link to en.wikipedia.org] Law of distribution, you need to know more then basic pemdas to do anything in life yo's... whenever you have multiplication of terms being added you must multiply each term by the multiplicand, i.e. 2(1+2) = (2*1 + 2*2) = (2+4) = 6 so 6/2(1+2) 6/(2*1 + 2*2) 6/(2 + 4) 6/6 1 IT'S 1 |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 6756538 United States 12/15/2012 02:57 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | LOL It took 95 pages to come up with the answer 1? Quoting: 6/2(1+2) 6/2*3 6/6 1 Anonymous Coward 29920563 ... 6/2(1+2) 6/2*3 6/6 1 Is wrong. 6/2(1+2) 6/2*3 3*3 9 Is right. Anonymous Coward 29920563 Are you retarded? You all fail: [link to en.wikipedia.org] Again, Law of distribution, 2(1+2) is a combined unit, and must be simplified 1st. |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 29920563 United States 12/15/2012 03:06 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | LOL It took 95 pages to come up with the answer 1? Quoting: 6/2(1+2) 6/2*3 6/6 1 Anonymous Coward 29920563 ... 6/2(1+2) 6/2*3 6/6 1 Is wrong. 6/2(1+2) 6/2*3 3*3 9 Is right. Anonymous Coward 29920563 Are you retarded? You all fail: [link to en.wikipedia.org] Again, Law of distribution, 2(1+2) is a combined unit, and must be simplified 1st. Anonymous Coward 6756538 Before calling me retarded, you should realize that what you are saying has nothing to do with the calculation. 2(1+2) is not a unit. It should read 6 / 2 x (1 + 2) I did a bit of googling around and 9 is the correct answer to this problem, so looks like I'm not that retarded after all. |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 29929401 Thailand 12/15/2012 03:07 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | You all fail: Quoting: [link to en.wikipedia.org] Law of distribution, you need to know more then basic pemdas to do anything in life yo's... whenever you have multiplication of terms being added you must multiply each term by the multiplicand, i.e. 2(1+2) = (2*1 + 2*2) = (2+4) = 6 so 6/2(1+2) 6/(2*1 + 2*2) 6/(2 + 4) 6/6 1 IT'S 1Anonymous Coward 6756538 But you are assuming it's a mathematical distribution problem, giving a potentially a wrong answer. The answer is conditional upon operator precedence rules applied - and without explicit operator precedence specification, then the result is ambiguous and non-deterministic. |

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AquariansideUser ID: 21628353 United States 12/15/2012 03:31 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | This is like arguing the truth value of a question with little circumstance. As I read through the posts it is clear that math inhibits our ability to act humane. Some of us are taught one or two rules differently than others, or our memories serve us better...anyways...the matter of a correct answer is not relevant, this is 2012 if you get upset over people getting math problems wrong on a conspiracy forum...you might be a bit neurotic. Take some xanax and stfu. The biggest lie out there right now is that our food contains everything our bodies need for optimal health. |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 29920563 United States 12/15/2012 03:39 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | This is like arguing the truth value of a question with little circumstance. As I read through the posts it is clear that math inhibits our ability to act humane. Some of us are taught one or two rules differently than others, or our memories serve us better...anyways...the matter of a correct answer is not relevant, this is 2012 if you get upset over people getting math problems wrong on a conspiracy forum...you might be a bit neurotic. Take some xanax and stfu. Quoting: Aquarianside I don't think math has different rules, math is universal. I'm not math expert and didn't do well in any math courses, but I'm interested in mathematics for what it is. It makes me wonder if humans invested math or if math is an objective part of the universe. |

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