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Message Subject Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
Poster Handle Anonymous Coward
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You all fail:

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Law of distribution, you need to know more then basic pemdas to do anything in life yo's...

whenever you have multiplication of terms being added you must multiply each term by the multiplicand,

i.e. 2(1+2) = (2*1 + 2*2) = (2+4) = 6

so

6/2(1+2)
6/(2*1 + 2*2)
6/(2 + 4)
6/6
1

IT'S 1
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6756538


But you are assuming it's a mathematical distribution problem, giving a potentially a wrong answer. The answer is conditional upon operator precedence rules applied - and without explicit operator precedence specification, then the result is ambiguous and non-deterministic.
 
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