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Message Subject Math: 6÷2(1+2) = ?
Poster Handle Anonymous Coward
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This is exactly what we are arguing over here:

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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 31557420


I will read it in a sec. I have researched the exact meaning of the obelus, depicted here:

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It was used as a grouping symbol. Not that is applies anymore, it was first used like this:
6 ÷ 2 + 1 really meant 6 ÷ (2+1). neither here nor there, but I thought you would find that interesting, i guess.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32057798


The meaning of the obelus is where our problems arose from...

And even me googling it doesn't give me a definitive answer, just that blog which leads me to believe you are correct and I have been wrong.
 
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