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Message Subject Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
Poster Handle Syrius
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The question is deliberately ambiguous
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1368046

The question is not ambiguous. There is only one possible way to read it and the answer is 9.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1309387


Shame on you, Germany. You confessed this was your second math thread; yet, you have learned nothing from your previous experience.
 Quoting: Syrius


Wow, you posted the original expression and you don't even know the answer? You think it's not 9???

Order of operations means division is evaluated before multiplication.

6÷2(1+2)
3(1+2)
3(3)
9

I mean, you can even type it into google and it will tell you 9. What the heck is wrong with you people???

[link to www.google.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1367296


Google is reading the equation as (6/2)(1+2)

Notice, the one I put is up: 6÷2(1+2)

Now, I'm not a programmer, but I'll venture a guess as the script doesn't allow for equations of this magnitude to be processed correctly. Therefore, it's creating it's own version, one that exists within the parameters of its script.
 
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