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

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DUCM900 (OP)User ID: 32642488 01/20/2013 02:35 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7111119 Yes but, just because a web site got a backend crap code and show you 9 as result, does not means that its right. . |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 21495402 Canada 01/20/2013 02:54 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | The answer is 9 once again think BEDMAS or PEDMAS however you wanna pronounce it 3/1(2+1) brackets first = 3/1(3) exponents = there are none, 3/1(3) division = 3/1(3) = 3(3) multiplication = 3(3) = 9 once again the answer is 9....i dont see how you could get 1...just use ORDER OF OPERATIONS |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 21495402 Canada 01/20/2013 03:11 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | The answer is 9 Quoting: once again think BEDMAS or PEDMAS however you wanna pronounce it 3/1(2+1) brackets first = 3/1(3) exponents = there are none, 3/1(3) division = 3/1(3) = 3(3) multiplication = 3(3) = 9 once again the answer is 9....i dont see how you could get 1...just use ORDER OF OPERATIONS Anonymous Coward 21495402 Whoops my bad, the answer is 1 Quoting: using BEDMAS going left to right brackets first, not division = 3/1(3) no exponents multiplication 3/1(3) = 3/3 division 3/3=1 Anonymous Coward 21495402 Whoops my bad, the answer is 1 Quoting: using BEDMAS going left to right brackets first, not division = 3/1(3) no exponents multiplication 3/1(3) = 3/3 division 3/3=1 Anonymous Coward 21495402 WOW im a moron....loli guess it depends on if one multiplies first or divides first.. using BEDMAS the answer is 9 using BEMDAS with is not even the correct order of operations, which is how some people were calculating it, including me So my first post was almost correct, not the second one the answer is 9 using BEDMAS going left to rightbrackets first, not division = 3/1(3) no exponents division 3/1(3)=3(3) multiplication 3(3) = 9 that looks a little better |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 212949 United States 01/20/2013 03:17 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | You Ninetards need to remember the brackets don't disappear after you add the numbers inside. The brackets remain... so you need to divide first. 3/1(1+2)=x Do the brackets first 3/1(3)=x But you still have brackets... so they are first you have to multiply 1 and 3... leaving you with 3/3= 1 |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 32630104 United States 01/20/2013 05:10 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | You didn't take your own advice. 3 / 1 x 3 All that's left is mult and divide so you go in order form left to right 3/1= 3 x 3 = 9 Follow the rules known as the "Order of Operations": Rule 1: First perform any calculations inside parentheses. Rule 2: Next perform all multiplications and divisions, working from left to right. Rule 3: Lastly, perform all additions and subtractions, working from left to right. 3/1(1+2) = x Perform operations inside parentheses first. 1+2 = 3 so, 3/1(3) = x Perform multiplication from left to right. 1(3) = 3 so, 3/3 = x Perform division from left to right. 3/3 = 1 so, x = 1 Here is a link to a page that helps to illustrate how to solve mathematics equations employing the rules known as the "Order of Operations": [link to www.mathgoodies.com] Anonymous Coward 919411 |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 32630104 United States 01/20/2013 05:11 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Yes they do. Once you do the equation within the parenthesis, it's now part of the remaining equation. You obviously attended public school You Ninetards need to remember the brackets don't disappear after you add the numbers inside. Quoting: The brackets remain... so you need to divide first. 3/1(1+2)=x Do the brackets first 3/1(3)=x But you still have brackets... so they are first you have to multiply 1 and 3... leaving you with 3/3= 1 Anonymous Coward 212949 |

DUCM900 (OP)User ID: 32669251 Italy 01/20/2013 05:36 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | You Ninetards need to remember the brackets don't disappear after you add the numbers inside. Quoting: The brackets remain... so you need to divide first. 3/1(1+2)=x Do the brackets first 3/1(3)=x But you still have brackets... so they are first you have to multiply 1 and 3... leaving you with 3/3= 1 Anonymous Coward 212949 ----->> [link to i1249.photobucket.com] . Last Edited by IWASTHERE on 01/20/2013 05:41 PM |

CalmShockUser ID: 5056346 Canada 01/20/2013 05:43 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | The brackets remain... so you need to divide first. 3/1(1+2)=x Do the brackets first 3/1(3)=x But you still have brackets... so they are first you have to multiply 1 and 3... leaving you with 3/3= 1 Anonymous Coward 212949 DUCM900 Even though the 3 remains in brackets, division and multiplication are still done in order from left to right. the 1 is not in the brackets, therefore it's divided into 3 first, THEN you do the multiplication...Patience is a virtue I just can't wait to achieve - CalmShock |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 32098210 Belgium 01/20/2013 05:44 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | how can you utter idiots argue about such a simple thing?!? how is it even possible that some handheld calculators and online calculators do this the wrong way?!? 3/1(1+2) equals 3/(1*(1+2)) = 1 does not equal (3/1)*(1+2) = 3 funny thing is, if you put "3/1(1+2) = x" in wolfram alpha, it does it the wrong way: [link to www.wolframalpha.com] |

DUCM900 (OP)User ID: 32669251 Italy 01/20/2013 05:45 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Even though the 3 remains in brackets, division and multiplication are still done in order from left to right. Quoting: the 1 is not in the brackets, therefore it's divided into 3 first, THEN you do the multiplication...CalmShock Last Edited by IWASTHERE on 01/20/2013 05:48 PM |

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CalmShockUser ID: 5056346 Canada 01/20/2013 05:49 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Even though the 3 remains in brackets, division and multiplication are still done in order from left to right. Quoting: the 1 is not in the brackets, therefore it's divided into 3 first, THEN you do the multiplication...CalmShock DUCM900 starting to see the light? Last Edited by CalmShock on 01/20/2013 05:49 PM Patience is a virtue I just can't wait to achieve - CalmShock |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 32547856 United States 01/20/2013 05:55 PM 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 Exactly. Pemdas, the p stands for parenthesis. (1+2) would have to be solved first. |

CalmShockUser ID: 5056346 Canada 01/20/2013 05:56 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Even though the 3 remains in brackets, division and multiplication are still done in order from left to right. Quoting: the 1 is not in the brackets, therefore it's divided into 3 first, THEN you do the multiplication...CalmShock DUCM900 starting to see the light? CalmShock Obviously not... Please do not breed. Patience is a virtue I just can't wait to achieve - CalmShock |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 32547856 United States 01/20/2013 06:00 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Whoops my bad, the answer is 1 Quoting: using BEDMAS going left to right brackets first, not division = 3/1(3) no exponents multiplication 3/1(3) = 3/3 division 3/3=1 Anonymous Coward 21495402 Concerning multiplication and division, those don't have to be done in a certain order, you just go from left to right then. Same with addition and subtraction. Though multiplication and division come before addition and subtraction. Or from what I remember. |

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HJTRASUser ID: 26396568 United States 01/20/2013 06:04 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | OP, you're a troll. Notice how few people so far have given the correct answer so far? Because all the intelligent people that can do basic math have already made their argument in the other math thread (which you so ingeniously reformatted into your own stupidity) and are tired of trying to educate the feeble minded. Quoting: 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. CalmShock Funny how the posters that came up with 1 have concluded that anyone that believes the answer is 9 are complete idiots. Yes the answer is 9. Like you said all the time. RAS |

CalmShockUser ID: 5056346 Canada 01/20/2013 06:14 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | OP, you're a troll. Notice how few people so far have given the correct answer so far? Because all the intelligent people that can do basic math have already made their argument in the other math thread (which you so ingeniously reformatted into your own stupidity) and are tired of trying to educate the feeble minded. Quoting: 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. CalmShock Funny how the posters that came up with 1 have concluded that anyone that believes the answer is 9 are complete idiots. Yes the answer is 9. Like you said all the time. HJTRAS People fear their own stupidity. There are countless online calculators they can use, and even when they do and see a 9, they come up with excuses... "well there should be a * there..." or whatever else puts their mind at ease. Excuses created out of fear that they just might be borderline retarded. Patience is a virtue I just can't wait to achieve - CalmShock |

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