## Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ? | |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 27301486 Germany 01/13/2013 12:19 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Are yous serious? Did you not see any of the references? Maybe if they are in BLUE, you may see them better... Anonymous Coward 32057798 Fuck off. Troll. Anonymous Coward 27301486 eat shit, fucktard. Ignore the truth, it doesn't make your 9 any more relevant that 5 minutes ago. Anonymous Coward 32057798 I applied your own rule, you fucktard. And all you have to say is, you proved it wrong. You're full of shit. |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 27301486 Germany 01/13/2013 12:20 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Parentheses are FIRST in the order of operations, not DIVISION, so if you want to distribute, you do that first! Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32057798 Then you have: 6 ÷ 2 x (1+2) = 6 ÷ 2 x 3 = 3 x 3 = 9 Anonymous Coward 27301486 WRONG. I proved that already. Anyone else? Anonymous Coward 32057798 I just applied your own rule, can you not see that? Anonymous Coward 27301486 |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 32057798 Canada 01/13/2013 12:20 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | I know the truth really hurts, and accepting you are wrong is something on one is willing to do, because everyone behind a keyboard is right. Read the following; any one of them. You CAN read, can't you? Yes, but you didn't do step 1. So before anyone else says "Wrong" you may want to actually read something and educate yourself, and then prove ALL of the following references incorrect. Quoting: See below: --------------------------- [link to en.wikibooks.org] "We use the distributive property to help us find a way around the order of operations while still being sure that we keep the value of the expression." Distribute to REMOVE parentheses [link to www.algebra.com] Get Rid of parentheses with Distribution: [link to www.helpalgebra.com] If there is some factor multiplying the parentheses, then the only way to get rid of the parentheses is to multiply using the distributive law. [link to www.jamesbrennan.org] "When simplifying expressions with parentheses, you will be applying the Distributive Property." -purplemath These guys got it right, they use "Parentheses" in the order of operations to require Distributive Property. Ref: Purplemath The Distributive Property in ALgebra: The Distributive Property is handy to help you get rid of parentheses. a(b + c) = ab + ac [link to math.about.com] Anonymous Coward 32057798 |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 27301486 Germany 01/13/2013 12:22 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | I applied your own rule, you fucktard. And all you have to say is, you proved it wrong. You're full of shit. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27301486 No you didn't. You didn't eliminate parentheses at all. You simply left them out at some point in solving. Anonymous Coward 32057798 You're a liar. |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 32057798 Canada 01/13/2013 12:24 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | : [link to www.purplemath.com] Simplifying with Parentheses |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 32057798 Canada 01/13/2013 12:40 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | [link to en.wikibooks.org] Quoting: "We use the distributive property to help us find a way around the order of operations while still being sure that we keep the value of the expression." Distribute to REMOVE parentheses [link to www.algebra.com] Get Rid of parentheses with Distribution: [link to www.helpalgebra.com] If there is some factor multiplying the parentheses, then the only way to get rid of the parentheses is to multiply using the distributive law. [link to www.jamesbrennan.org] "When simplifying expressions with parentheses, you will be applying the Distributive Property." [link to www.purplemath.com] The Distributive Property in ALgebra: The Distributive Property is handy to help you get rid of parentheses. a(b + c) = ab + ac [link to math.about.com] Anonymous Coward 32057798 |

Person445User ID: 11438968 Canada 01/13/2013 03:16 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | This is pathetic. The answer is 9. The answer will always be 9. Should we argue about 2+2 not equaling 4 now? The answer is not 1. Again this is how you solve this. 6÷2(1+2) = ? 3(3( =? 3 x 3 = 9 NOT 1. just end it. the answer is 9 An INTJ www.westcoasttruth.com www.therussellscottshow.com |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 32092078 United Kingdom 01/13/2013 03:34 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | This is pathetic. Quoting: The answer is 9. The answer will always be 9. Should we argue about 2+2 not equaling 4 now? The answer is not 1. Again this is how you solve this. 6÷2(1+2) = ? 3(3( =? 3 x 3 = 9 NOT 1. just end it. the answer is 9 Person445 I agree the answer is 9 ,i just worked it out wasn't hard to do even though this type of math wasn't in operation when i was in school or i was too thick back then probably the latter . |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 32057798 Canada 01/13/2013 03:43 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Did they teach distribution in high school in the last 15 years? How in lord's name was I able to top my engineering calculus courses if I cannot do a simple problem like this?? If you want to say 6÷3(3) = 6÷3*3, you just left out the parentheses!! Can you leave out addition signs and negative signs at will too ???? Did you read anything on this page?? I love how everyone ignores basic math properties and then is adamant that they are right... it is so asinine . |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 32057798 Canada 01/13/2013 04:33 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | This is how you are supposed to do it, with an explanation of WHY... 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. |

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