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Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?

 
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First time seeing this and I'm not a number fucker but these answer is clearly 9 why is there so many pages.... Bunch a fuckin dummies out there
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Calling other people "fuckin dummies" when you can't perform a sixth grade math operation. Classic.
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The plane WILL take off! It doesnt matter if its on the treadmill or not, the same thing will happen either way, except the wheels will be spinning twice as fast for the one on a treadmill!
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I have a masters degree in math and I teach it in college. I don't know the answer. It's for the simple reason that nobody uses the division symbol of that type past 8th grade.
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Some of you need practice as badly as I did, I got a spark for engineering a few months back so I've been doing a lot of math lately. A really good place to practice is [link to www.khanacademy.org (secure)] and don't forget the math tricks [link to www.youtube.com]

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My 4 year old can type 9 and call people morons. Back it up with something. Read THIS for example:

Distribute 2 into the parentheses. Why? because it is a factor of the original terms INSIDE them, and cannot be ripped apart. I will show you why:
6 = 4+2 = 2(2+1) = 2(3) The 2 is a common factor of 4 & 2.
No matter which way you view it, the value 6 MUST maintain its value. Just as you cannot take the 4 from (4+2) and divide it into a number with the "+ 2". I cannot take the 2 from 2(2+1) and divide it into another number without the (2+1).
You ARE allowed to distribute before division, or any other operator, since you are allowed to simplify any equation first. There are MANY references which state "Remove parentheses by distribution" Try Googling that as a search term.
6÷2(2+1) = 6÷(4+2) = 1
Now, some people have argued that you don't NEED to distribute the 2; you just add the 2+1, and end up with 2(3). Then they go on the say that this is the same as 2*(3). WRONG! You STILL have parentheses and STILL need to distribute that 2 inside them, for the reasons discussed about factoring above. Therefore you have this:
6÷2(3) and must distribute like this:
6÷2(3+0) = 6÷[2(3) + 2(0)] = 6÷6 = 1
These people who get 9 try and rip the 2 away from the parentheses by inserting a times symbol like this:
6÷2*(3), and then do the division of 6÷2 first. I explained the illegalities of doing this, since the 2 is a factor of the 2+1.
Lastly, 6÷2 is NOT (6/2), as in (6/2)(2+1). This is totally incorrect, since it lacks that parentheses in the original equation. Check any online or written text. Leading fractions as a coefficient ALWAYS have ( ) around them.
I hope this clears things up.
Regards.
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Calling other people "fuckin dummies" when you can't perform a sixth grade math operation. Classic.
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My 4 year old can type 9 and call people morons. Back it up with something. Read THIS for example:

Distribute 2 into the parentheses. Why? because it is a factor of the original terms INSIDE them, and cannot be ripped apart. I will show you why:
6 = 4+2 = 2(2+1) = 2(3) The 2 is a common factor of 4 & 2.
No matter which way you view it, the value 6 MUST maintain its value. Just as you cannot take the 4 from (4+2) and divide it into a number with the "+ 2". I cannot take the 2 from 2(2+1) and divide it into another number without the (2+1).
You ARE allowed to distribute before division, or any other operator, since you are allowed to simplify any equation first. There are MANY references which state "Remove parentheses by distribution" Try Googling that as a search term.
6÷2(2+1) = 6÷(4+2) = 1
Now, some people have argued that you don't NEED to distribute the 2; you just add the 2+1, and end up with 2(3). Then they go on the say that this is the same as 2*(3). WRONG! You STILL have parentheses and STILL need to distribute that 2 inside them, for the reasons discussed about factoring above. Therefore you have this:
6÷2(3) and must distribute like this:
6÷2(3+0) = 6÷[2(3) + 2(0)] = 6÷6 = 1
These people who get 9 try and rip the 2 away from the parentheses by inserting a times symbol like this:
6÷2*(3), and then do the division of 6÷2 first. I explained the illegalities of doing this, since the 2 is a factor of the 2+1.
Lastly, 6÷2 is NOT (6/2), as in (6/2)(2+1). This is totally incorrect, since it lacks that parentheses in the original equation. Check any online or written text. Leading fractions as a coefficient ALWAYS have ( ) around them.
I hope this clears things up.
Regards.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32057798


This is so wrong, it is not even funny. The fact that you wrote up this whole thing is down right hysterical.

I weep for our society.


p.s. I work for a Univeristy. I have comfirmed the answer is 9 from 3 different math professors, excel, and my own solution.

You sir are a nitwit.
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
If you think the equation should = 9 then it should look like this:

(6/2)(1+2)=

3*3 =9

but we have:

6/2(1+2)=

6/6 =1

because you do the sum in the bracket first.

So the answer is 1.
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If you think the equation should = 9 then it should look like this:

(6/2)(1+2)=

3*3 =9

but we have:

6/2(1+2)=

6/6 =1

because you do the sum in the bracket first.

So the answer is 1.
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Correct.
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
If you think the equation should = 9 then it should look like this:

(6/2)(1+2)=

3*3 =9

but we have:

6/2(1+2)=

6/6 =1

because you do the sum in the bracket first.

So the answer is 1.
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Correct.
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That was my first answer. I now have the urge to strut.
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
If you think the equation should = 9 then it should look like this:

(6/2)(1+2)=

3*3 =9

but we have:

6/2(1+2)=

6/6 =1

because you do the sum in the bracket first.

So the answer is 1.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26789708


Correct.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29086850


That was my first answer. I now have the urge to strut.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25518340


As well you should. It's amazing how such a simple math problem could go 97 pages.
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
is 9

HAHAAHA some of you came up with negitive numbers, WTF!

[link to web2.0calc.com]

type in the problem and hit equals.
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Mensa posted this on their FB page about a week ago. I can only assume someone has answered it already but I'll give it a go.

6÷2(1+2) = ?
3(1+2) = ?
3(3) = 9

Order of operations are a grade 9 level understanding of math.
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It's 9. All you have to do is look at it to figure it out.
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
6/2(2+1) the sign you use for division in this problem doesnt matter.

seems all agree we must get rid of the ()

so we do whats in the () first by adding 2+1 to get 3

so 6/2(3)

we still have those pesky () so we must get rid of them first

so we now multiply 2 by the 3 in ()

we have now gotten rid of the () and are left with the simple equation

6/6

however I wish to write that problem I will always get 1
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Mensa posted this on their FB page about a week ago. I can only assume someone has answered it already but I'll give it a go.

6÷2(1+2) = ?
3(1+2) = ?
3(3) = 9

Order of operations are a grade 9 level understanding of math.
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Sorry but you divided 6 by 2 before getting rid of the () thus violating the order of operations.
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If you think the equation should = 9 then it should look like this:

(6/2)(1+2)=

3*3 =9

but we have:

6/2(1+2)=

6/6 =1

because you do the sum in the bracket first.

So the answer is 1.
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This is the correct solution.
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I still say 1....can't believe this is still going...lol
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We're fucked. The answer is 1.

Order of operations
Parenthesis
Exponents
Division and multiplication (left to right)
Addition and subtraction (left to right)

You're all a bunch of failures. I even verified my answer. I learned this shit in 5th grade.

[link to www.mathsisfun.com]
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We're fucked. The answer is 1.

Order of operations
Parenthesis
Exponents
Division and multiplication (left to right)
Addition and subtraction (left to right)

You're all a bunch of failures. I even verified my answer. I learned this shit in 5th grade.

[link to www.mathsisfun.com]
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No, the answer is 9.

6 : 2 x (1+2)

= 6 : 2 x 3

= 9
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Please check your math if your answer is not 9

DO IT ON THE CALCULATOR.

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I still say 1....can't believe this is still going...lol
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says 9
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Re: Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
6/2(2+1) the sign you use for division in this problem doesnt matter.

seems all agree we must get rid of the ()

so we do whats in the () first by adding 2+1 to get 3

so 6/2(3)

we still have those pesky () so we must get rid of them first

so we now multiply 2 by the 3 in ()

we have now gotten rid of the () and are left with the simple equation

6/6

however I wish to write that problem I will always get 1
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[link to web2.0calc.com]

says 9
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My 4 year old can type 9 and call people morons. Back it up with something. Read THIS for example:

Distribute 2 into the parentheses. Why? because it is a factor of the original terms INSIDE them, and cannot be ripped apart. I will show you why:
6 = 4+2 = 2(2+1) = 2(3) The 2 is a common factor of 4 & 2.
No matter which way you view it, the value 6 MUST maintain its value. Just as you cannot take the 4 from (4+2) and divide it into a number with the "+ 2". I cannot take the 2 from 2(2+1) and divide it into another number without the (2+1).
You ARE allowed to distribute before division, or any other operator, since you are allowed to simplify any equation first. There are MANY references which state "Remove parentheses by distribution" Try Googling that as a search term.
6÷2(2+1) = 6÷(4+2) = 1
Now, some people have argued that you don't NEED to distribute the 2; you just add the 2+1, and end up with 2(3). Then they go on the say that this is the same as 2*(3). WRONG! You STILL have parentheses and STILL need to distribute that 2 inside them, for the reasons discussed about factoring above. Therefore you have this:
6÷2(3) and must distribute like this:
6÷2(3+0) = 6÷[2(3) + 2(0)] = 6÷6 = 1
These people who get 9 try and rip the 2 away from the parentheses by inserting a times symbol like this:
6÷2*(3), and then do the division of 6÷2 first. I explained the illegalities of doing this, since the 2 is a factor of the 2+1.
Lastly, 6÷2 is NOT (6/2), as in (6/2)(2+1). This is totally incorrect, since it lacks that parentheses in the original equation. Check any online or written text. Leading fractions as a coefficient ALWAYS have ( ) around them.
I hope this clears things up.
Regards.
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WRONG

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9!
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We're fucked. The answer is 1.

Order of operations
Parenthesis
Exponents
Division and multiplication (left to right)
Addition and subtraction (left to right)

You're all a bunch of failures. I even verified my answer. I learned this shit in 5th grade.

[link to www.mathsisfun.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19023838


No, the answer is 9.

6 : 2 x (1+2)

= 6 : 2 x 3

= 9

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How about you use this.

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9
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The 2 is not inside of the parenthesis therefore need not be distributed. In order to mandate the distribution of 2, the problem would have to read as 6÷(2(1+2)). Since it is not, PEMDAS works it out just fine. 6÷2(1+2) becomes 6÷2(3), which is the same as 6÷2*3. Simple order of operations.

9
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My 4 year old can type 9 and call people morons. Back it up with something. Read THIS for example:

Distribute 2 into the parentheses. Why? because it is a factor of the original terms INSIDE them, and cannot be ripped apart. I will show you why:
6 = 4+2 = 2(2+1) = 2(3) The 2 is a common factor of 4 & 2.
No matter which way you view it, the value 6 MUST maintain its value. Just as you cannot take the 4 from (4+2) and divide it into a number with the "+ 2". I cannot take the 2 from 2(2+1) and divide it into another number without the (2+1).
You ARE allowed to distribute before division, or any other operator, since you are allowed to simplify any equation first. There are MANY references which state "Remove parentheses by distribution" Try Googling that as a search term.
6÷2(2+1) = 6÷(4+2) = 1
Now, some people have argued that you don't NEED to distribute the 2; you just add the 2+1, and end up with 2(3). Then they go on the say that this is the same as 2*(3). WRONG! You STILL have parentheses and STILL need to distribute that 2 inside them, for the reasons discussed about factoring above. Therefore you have this:
6÷2(3) and must distribute like this:
6÷2(3+0) = 6÷[2(3) + 2(0)] = 6÷6 = 1
These people who get 9 try and rip the 2 away from the parentheses by inserting a times symbol like this:
6÷2*(3), and then do the division of 6÷2 first. I explained the illegalities of doing this, since the 2 is a factor of the 2+1.
Lastly, 6÷2 is NOT (6/2), as in (6/2)(2+1). This is totally incorrect, since it lacks that parentheses in the original equation. Check any online or written text. Leading fractions as a coefficient ALWAYS have ( ) around them.
I hope this clears things up.
Regards.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32057798


This is so wrong, it is not even funny. The fact that you wrote up this whole thing is down right hysterical.

I weep for our society.


p.s. I work for a Univeristy. I have comfirmed the answer is 9 from 3 different math professors, excel, and my own solution.

You sir are a nitwit.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29097718


Saying it is wrong, doesn't make it so. Proof anything I said to be other than true.
Let me ask you this: Assuming the Identity Law is correct in saying a = 1a = 1(a),
what is the answer to:
a/1a = ?

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