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# How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x

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01/22/2013 12:30 PM
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Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
The final word. 1tards, do humanity a favor and watch the video.
3 and a half minutes is all it takes to cure a lifetime of stupidity.

Quoting: CalmShock

This ^^

Thanks Clam, I was actually going to write up a long boring paragraph explaining this, but this video explains it much better than I ever could. Great find!
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01/22/2013 12:34 PM
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caper_26

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01/22/2013 09:38 PM
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Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
Multiplicative Identity:

1a = a

Any coefficient 1, is redundant. therefore,

3/1(1+2) = 3/(1+2), since 1 is the coefficient of (2+1)

Ans: 1

Easy.
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01/23/2013 08:38 AM
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Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
Multiplicative Identity:

1a = a

Any coefficient 1, is redundant. therefore,

3/1(1+2) = 3/(1+2), since 1 is the coefficient of (2+1)

Ans: 1

Easy.
Quoting: caper_26

I cant believe that after this much debate anyone could say 1 when the answer is 9
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01/23/2013 08:39 AM
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I cant believe that after this much debate anyone could say 1 when the answer is 9
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01/23/2013 08:48 AM
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Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
1. Calculations must be done from left to right.

2. Calculations in brackets (parenthesis) are done first. When you have more than one set of brackets, do the inner brackets first.

3. Exponents (or radicals) must be done next.

4. Multiply and divide in the order the operations occur.

5. Add and subtract in the order the operations occur.

X=9
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01/23/2013 09:10 AM
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caper_26

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01/23/2013 01:31 PM
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I cant believe that after this much debate anyone could say 1 when the answer is 9
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I bet you ignored the references. No wonder you get 9. You have no idea how to do the problem.
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caper_26

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01/23/2013 01:46 PM
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Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
How to solve this problem:

Figure out what the terms are. Simplify if possible, and apply an principles or laws to make the solve process easier. Apply order of operations. Solve.

1a, 1(x+y), 1pi;

Anything with a coefficient of 1, the one doesn't need to be written. Anything without a 1, the 1 CAN be written, but usually is not. However, it is ALWAYS there regardless if it is written or not.

THEREFORE:
a, (x+y), and pi; ALL have a coefficient of 1.
a = 1a
(x+y) = 1(x+y)
pi; = 1pi;

ALSO: 1(1+2) = (1+2). Lose the one, and solve, since you have no idea how grouping works.

3/1(1+2) is the same as 3/(1+2)

ANS: 1

This will never change, unless the identity law of multiplication changes where 1*a != a.

-It is 9 you morons
-How is this still going on after 140 million pages? It is still 9!
-You are wrong, it is 9

All those comments are useless redirects since you are too lazy to read any of the references posted. the answer is ONE. It will remain ONE. You can say it is whatever you want, just like on a test. However, like an exam, you will get it wrong. Say it 9, 5, 113, I don't care. This isn't a majority vote. But, there is a good analogy:

Democracy's fundamental flaw is that half of the voters have a below-average IQ. Morons see everything in black and white
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Last Edited by caper_26 on 01/23/2013 01:47 PM
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01/23/2013 04:37 PM
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01/23/2013 04:44 PM
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Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
After hours of calculating on my super computer I can honestly say that

3/1(1+2) does = x

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01/23/2013 04:46 PM
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Say it 9, 5, 113, I don't care.
Quoting: caper_26

then why do you keep posting about it over and over and over and over again?
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01/23/2013 04:48 PM
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Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
1(1+2).......3
______ * _____ = x * 1(1+2)
...1........1(1+2)

9
__ = x * 3

3

3 = x * 3

3
__ = x

3

1 = x

Last Edited by Bent on 01/23/2013 04:49 PM
caper_26

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01/23/2013 05:50 PM
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Say it 9, 5, 113, I don't care.
Quoting: caper_26

then why do you keep posting about it over and over and over and over again?
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18914318

So that when someone else comes here to read about it, they don't get poisoned by the stupidity that comes before them
"I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it."
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01/23/2013 05:51 PM
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Say it 9, 5, 113, I don't care.
Quoting: caper_26

then why do you keep posting about it over and over and over and over again?
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18914318

So that when someone else comes here to read about it, they don't get poisoned by the stupidity that comes before them
Quoting: caper_26

so you do care
caper_26

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01/23/2013 06:12 PM
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Here is how to rewrite the problem properly when the obelus is used. Notice how they don't change 2x into 2 * x and then use only the 2 for the divisor??

The 9ers somewhat understand the order of operations, but it is the algebra that is killing them in the end
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caper_26

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01/23/2013 06:27 PM
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so you do care
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18914318

"I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it."
HJTRAS

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01/23/2013 08:46 PM
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Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
so you do care
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Quoting: caper_26

Reaganomics = 9
Obama whatever he calls it = 1
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