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Message Subject Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
Poster Handle Anonymous Coward
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Fascinating. Wikipedia <3

So where does it say I should put the denominator 2(1+2) up there with the numerator 6?
 Quoting: Syrius


lol... It doesn't.

But one can examine the expression and see that the notation is horrid and leads to ambiguity and confusion of implied ordering of operations.


If you intend the solution to be [1]. You should force the ordering by removing the ambiguity from the expression
 
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