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

The answer is 1.

Its unreal how surely the 9 folks believe they are correct.
Telling indeed.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27256518


The 9 folks like me believe they are correct because they were taught that when there is a number before parenthesis it means to multiply.

In the real world people don't do that. When they want you to multiply they write out the times symbol.

I don't know what they taught you in Canada or Australia, but in America you do the math in parenthesis first, then the rest following order of operations.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32057798

15 ÷ 3 × 4 is not 15 ÷ 12
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