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

wishiwasUser ID: 31925288 United States 01/20/2013 10:25 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Here is the set up. 3. 3. 3 ~~~~~~~~ =. ~~~~~~ = ~~~~~~~ =. 1 1(1+2). 1(3). 3 X= 1 Last Edited by wishiwas on 01/20/2013 10:25 AM |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 22089462 Netherlands 01/20/2013 10:26 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Can't believe people still think it's 1 even after the order of operation was posted. For those people who need links. Quoting: [link to mathforum.org] Anonymous Coward 32269532 Uhhhh.... In the order of operations multiplication and division have the same priority Jack you find your answer by going left to right when you come to a situation where you can either divide or multiply. I can't believe you think you are more intelligent than others. Anonymous Coward 32358435 You are a 100% correct. parentheses first now we have 3/1(3) Multiplication and division left to right. Now we have 3(3) x=9 Anonymous Coward 32269532 The 1(3) needs to be calculated first due to the () signs (it's short hand for 1x(3)). So it's x=3/3 thus 1. |

wishiwasUser ID: 31925288 United States 01/20/2013 10:28 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | On the computer now. 3 3 3 --------- = ---------- = ----- = 1 1(1+2) 1(3) 3 x=1 Doubt it will do it on here too. Last Edited by wishiwas on 01/20/2013 10:29 AM |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 32269532 United States 01/20/2013 10:29 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Can't believe people still think it's 1 even after the order of operation was posted. For those people who need links. Quoting: [link to mathforum.org] Anonymous Coward 32269532 Uhhhh.... In the order of operations multiplication and division have the same priority Jack you find your answer by going left to right when you come to a situation where you can either divide or multiply. I can't believe you think you are more intelligent than others. Anonymous Coward 32358435 You are a 100% correct. parentheses first now we have 3/1(3) Multiplication and division left to right. Now we have 3(3) x=9 Anonymous Coward 32269532 The 1(3) needs to be calculated first due to the () signs (it's short hand for 1x(3)). So it's x=3/3 thus 1. Anonymous Coward 22089462 Operations in the () go first. A single number just means multiply. In this case Mupltiply and division go left to right. |

Jynxx96User ID: 31242610 United States 01/20/2013 10:29 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Ahhh yss... sorry And I still get 9 Last Edited by Jynxx96 on 01/20/2013 11:24 AM Never regret anything,for at one time its exactly what you wanted |

watermanUser ID: 26724077 United States 01/20/2013 10:30 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | P.E.M.D.A.S. Parenthesis | Exponents | Multiplication | Division | Addition | Subtraction Perform the operations inside a parenthesis first Then exponents Then multiplication and division, from left to right Then addition and subtraction, from left to right You can also create a little phrase to memorize, as the sequence: Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally-Heed the warning or endure the mourning -Favor ain't fair |

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BentUser ID: 1441871 United States 01/20/2013 10:38 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Good luck to everyone on this complex math problem. I am sure the answer to life is within it. I am off to church to pray for the 1 tards. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32269532 For the ones who says it's 9, did you even take algebra? And if you did, were you listening in class? It doesn't matter that your calculator says it's 9. That's why in school you are taught to do these problems with pencil and paper. There is a proper way to do an algebraic equation and when you do, the answer is 1. The guy on the first page explains it very well. When you're in church don't forget to ask for forgiveness. |

BentUser ID: 1441871 United States 01/20/2013 10:40 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Nice, that's because it's doing algebra the correct way. |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 32098210 Belgium 01/20/2013 10:41 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | i can't believe this question gets posted regularly. i can't believe some people actually can't work out the equation. it's 1... this is basic algebra. kids aged ten need to be able to solve this, if they want to pass their grade. |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 25480060 Korea, Republic of 01/20/2013 10:55 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 3/1(1+2) = x It's just the faulty matrix that we've been programmed with, like multiplying something or dividing something by zero. sorry, but if there are seven thousand galaxies, and I decide to multiply that (forget the reason) by a zero galaxy whatever that is, well, that doesn't void all those galaxies out of existence does it? same here. unshackle your mind from what you were taught when you were just a stupid kid and order of operations and all that stupid nonsense. the first bit of nonsense is having 1 multiplied against something. what's the point? stupid, if you ask me. so the equation becomes: 3/(1+2) now you just get three divided by three, unless you want to go some cockamamie route you could even say three divided by one is three, plus three divided by two, but that's really nonsensical. 1. |

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HJTRASUser ID: 26396568 United States 01/20/2013 11:23 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Good luck to everyone on this complex math problem. I am sure the answer to life is within it. I am off to church to pray for the 1 tards. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32269532 For the ones who says it's 9, did you even take algebra? And if you did, were you listening in class? It doesn't matter that your calculator says it's 9. That's why in school you are taught to do these problems with pencil and paper. There is a proper way to do an algebraic equation and when you do, the answer is 1. The guy on the first page explains it very well. When you're in church don't forget to ask for forgiveness. Bent funny the smack your talking, mainly because your wrong the answer is 9 RAS |

watermanUser ID: 26724077 United States 01/20/2013 11:28 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Good luck to everyone on this complex math problem. I am sure the answer to life is within it. I am off to church to pray for the 1 tards. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32269532 For the ones who says it's 9, did you even take algebra? And if you did, were you listening in class? It doesn't matter that your calculator says it's 9. That's why in school you are taught to do these problems with pencil and paper. There is a proper way to do an algebraic equation and when you do, the answer is 1. The guy on the first page explains it very well. When you're in church don't forget to ask for forgiveness. Bent funny the smack your talking, mainly because your wrong the answer is 9 HJTRAS winner winner chicken dinner -Heed the warning or endure the mourning -Favor ain't fair |

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BentUser ID: 1441871 United States 01/20/2013 12:17 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Anonymous Coward 32269532 For the ones who says it's 9, did you even take algebra? And if you did, were you listening in class? It doesn't matter that your calculator says it's 9. That's why in school you are taught to do these problems with pencil and paper. There is a proper way to do an algebraic equation and when you do, the answer is 1. The guy on the first page explains it very well. When you're in church don't forget to ask for forgiveness. Bent funny the smack your talking, mainly because your wrong the answer is 9 HJTRAS You can't even spell correctly (proper grammar actually), am I supposed to think you can do math too? |

BentUser ID: 1441871 United States 01/20/2013 12:18 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Anonymous Coward 32269532 For the ones who says it's 9, did you even take algebra? And if you did, were you listening in class? It doesn't matter that your calculator says it's 9. That's why in school you are taught to do these problems with pencil and paper. There is a proper way to do an algebraic equation and when you do, the answer is 1. The guy on the first page explains it very well. When you're in church don't forget to ask for forgiveness. Bent funny the smack your talking, mainly because your wrong the answer is 9 HJTRAS winner winner chicken dinner waterman :rubberchickendinner: |

CalmShockUser ID: 5056346 Canada 01/20/2013 12:37 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | I'll take a crack at explaining it for all you 1tards. Math is math, it's not open to interpretation. There's only one right answer and one way of solving the equation. BEDMAS, PEMDAS or whatever other abbreviation you use for the order of operations, still operates from left to right. First you do the brackets from left to right, then you do the exponents from left to right, then multiplication and division in order from left to right and finally addition and subtraction in order from left to right. Get it? You reread the equation from left to right after completing each of the orders of operation. It's 9. ALL the time. Patience is a virtue I just can't wait to achieve - CalmShock |

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Neim-Ya'sharUser ID: 32395311 United States 01/20/2013 01:27 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | B.O.D.M.A.S BRACKETS OF=powers DIVISION MULTIPLY ADD SUBTRACT 1 But these took this counsel among themselves, that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further country, where never mankind dwelt, 42 That they might there keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land. 43 And they entered into Euphrates by the narrow places of the river. 44 For the most High then shewed signs for them, and held still the flood, till they were passed over. 45 For through that country there was a great way to go, namely, of a year and a half: and the same region is called Arsareth. 46 Then dwelt they there until the latter time; and now when they shall begin to come, :knoup: |

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