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Message Subject Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
Poster Handle Anonymous Coward
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Alright, there's a lot of self-proclaimed experts around these parts. Let's see how your logic holds up against some basic mathematics.

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 .
 Quoting: Syrius


9 of course
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1295325


1 + 2 = 3
then we don't have priority parenthesis and priority of * and / are the same but calculations are done from left to right. So finally

6 / 2 * 3 = 3 * 3 = 9

What's the problem?

Are American really that poorly educated? It is a math problem for 7 years old in Russia and China. We did much more complex equations when we were first grader. Goodness. I am even afraid to ask how much will be (x / sin (x^2))' | x=pi/2 (simple high school math problem in Russia)
 
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