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

Anonymous Coward User ID: 32269532 United States 01/20/2013 06:21 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | New link [link to www.mathgoodies.com] The original problem one more time. 3/1(1+2) = x Parentheses first. 3/1(3) As in we take from the original problem (1+2) and no that equals 3. So now we have 3/1*3. Notice no more parentheses. Now we do multiplication and division left to right. The first one on the right is division. So, lets do that first. 3/1=3. And for those with a science calculators: If Johnny had 3 apples and divided them amongst himself 1, how many apples does Johnny have.Now the new problem after the division is now 3*3. And what is 3*3. Well after all it is a conspiracy site so it must be 1. |

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anon User ID: 32291881 United States 01/20/2013 06:25 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | if you truly think it is 9, you are wrong. Yes multiplication and division get the same priority, but once thats all that is left, you MUST go left to right. therefore the correct answer is x=1. 3/1(1+2) = x 3/1(3)=x *3 *3 <- Multiply by 3 1(3)=3x 3=3x - - <-Divide by 3 3 3 1=x or x=1 is the correct solution. |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 32269532 United States 01/20/2013 06:27 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | if you truly think it is 9, you are wrong. Yes multiplication and division get the same priority, but once thats all that is left, you MUST go left to right. therefore the correct answer is x=1. Quoting: 3/1(1+2) = x 3/1(3)=x *3 *3 <- Multiply by 3 1(3)=3x 3=3x - - <-Divide by 3 3 3 1=x or x=1 is the correct solution. anon 32291881 Parentheses first 1 tard. |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 32269532 United States 01/20/2013 06:27 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | if you truly think it is 9, you are wrong. Yes multiplication and division get the same priority, but once thats all that is left, you MUST go left to right. therefore the correct answer is x=1. Quoting: 3/1(1+2) = x 3/1(3)=x *3 *3 <- Multiply by 3 1(3)=3x 3=3x - - <-Divide by 3 3 3 1=x or x=1 is the correct solution. anon 32291881 Parentheses first 1 tard. Anonymous Coward 32269532 gave 2 links that prove that. Give 1 link that says otherwise. |

FTMUser ID: 26463917 United Kingdom 01/20/2013 06:29 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 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 Not quite right, division has priority over multiplication, thus x=9 not 1. |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 32291881 United States 01/20/2013 06:30 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 3/1(1+2) = x 3/1(3)=x *3 *3 <- Multiply by 3 1(3)=3x 3=3x - - <-Divide by 3 3 3 1=x or x=1 is the correct solution. anon 32291881 Parentheses first 1 tard. Anonymous Coward 32269532 the only thing in parenthesis is a 3, now what would you like me to do with that 3? i already did what was in the parenthesis. Have any of you 9 tards ever heard of using parenthesis to separate numbers that are to be multiplied? hmmmm.... let me scratch your un-educated head for you. |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 19868668 United States 01/20/2013 07:06 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | The answer is that its a poorly written equation and the answer depends upon your interpretation. Quoting: I would say the answer is 1, because I see the equation as 3 --- 1(1+2) Those who say the answer is 9 are interpreting it as: 3 ---(1+2) 1 Anonymous Coward 21687950 Exactly. It's a very poorly written equation and exploits a slight ambiguity in the order of operations. After parenthesis (brackets for you brits) and exponents (powers) it is then MULTIPLICATION and then division. However, the ambiguity comes in that multiplication and division are seen as being "on the same level" and so those CAN be done left to right. Real answer: both are right. And some of you are REALLY some argumentative, know-it-all shitheads for thinking YOUR way, and ONLY YOUR WAY is the right one. Just saying.... |

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CalmShockUser ID: 5056346 Canada 01/20/2013 07:13 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | The answer is that its a poorly written equation and the answer depends upon your interpretation. Quoting: I would say the answer is 1, because I see the equation as 3 --- 1(1+2) Those who say the answer is 9 are interpreting it as: 3 ---(1+2) 1 Anonymous Coward 21687950 Exactly. It's a very poorly written equation and exploits a slight ambiguity in the order of operations. After parenthesis (brackets for you brits) and exponents (powers) it is then MULTIPLICATION and then division. However, the ambiguity comes in that multiplication and division are seen as being "on the same level" and so those CAN be done left to right. Real answer: both are right. And some of you are REALLY some argumentative, know-it-all shitheads for thinking YOUR way, and ONLY YOUR WAY is the right one. Just saying.... Anonymous Coward 19868668 Multiplication and division have the same priority from left to right.Using your logic, addition should be done before subtraction in an equation... Now you blame the equation saying it's poorly written? It's a math equation you dumb fuck. It doesn't have spelling or grammatical errors. and another thing... MY way and ONLY my way is the right way. This isn't a fucking thesis on migrating birds. it's math. 1+1 =2. There's only one right answer. Last Edited by CalmShock on 01/20/2013 07:17 PM Patience is a virtue I just can't wait to achieve - CalmShock |

HJTRASUser ID: 26396568 United States 01/20/2013 07:44 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | The answer is that its a poorly written equation and the answer depends upon your interpretation. Quoting: I would say the answer is 1, because I see the equation as 3 --- 1(1+2) Those who say the answer is 9 are interpreting it as: 3 ---(1+2) 1 Anonymous Coward 21687950 Exactly. It's a very poorly written equation and exploits a slight ambiguity in the order of operations. After parenthesis (brackets for you brits) and exponents (powers) it is then MULTIPLICATION and then division. However, the ambiguity comes in that multiplication and division are seen as being "on the same level" and so those CAN be done left to right. Real answer: both are right. And some of you are REALLY some argumentative, know-it-all shitheads for thinking YOUR way, and ONLY YOUR WAY is the right one. Just saying.... Anonymous Coward 19868668 Multiplication and division have the same priority from left to right.Using your logic, addition should be done before subtraction in an equation... Now you blame the equation saying it's poorly written? It's a math equation you dumb fuck. It doesn't have spelling or grammatical errors. and another thing... MY way and ONLY my way is the right way. This isn't a fucking thesis on migrating birds. it's math. 1+1 =2. There's only one right answer. CalmShock Ha Ha LMAO those that think 1 is the answer will solve this equation x + 4 = x + 3 and convince themselves there actually is an answer. RAS |

fnord User ID: 32102656 United States 01/20/2013 07:59 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Just pick a set of operator priorities, and a left to right or right to left or inside to outside execution priority, and use that when you pose the problem, as well as when you compute the solution. All will be well. Be happy. |

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CalmShockUser ID: 5056346 Canada 01/20/2013 08:27 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | I would say the answer is 1, because I see the equation as 3 --- 1(1+2) Those who say the answer is 9 are interpreting it as: 3 ---(1+2) 1 Anonymous Coward 21687950 Exactly. It's a very poorly written equation and exploits a slight ambiguity in the order of operations. After parenthesis (brackets for you brits) and exponents (powers) it is then MULTIPLICATION and then division. However, the ambiguity comes in that multiplication and division are seen as being "on the same level" and so those CAN be done left to right. Real answer: both are right. And some of you are REALLY some argumentative, know-it-all shitheads for thinking YOUR way, and ONLY YOUR WAY is the right one. Just saying.... Anonymous Coward 19868668 Multiplication and division have the same priority from left to right.Using your logic, addition should be done before subtraction in an equation... Now you blame the equation saying it's poorly written? It's a math equation you dumb fuck. It doesn't have spelling or grammatical errors. and another thing... MY way and ONLY my way is the right way. This isn't a fucking thesis on migrating birds. it's math. 1+1 =2. There's only one right answer. CalmShock Ha Ha LMAO those that think 1 is the answer will solve this equation x + 4 = x + 3 and convince themselves there actually is an answer. HJTRAS FFS... You just opened up the retard floodgates with that one! That's another 200 page thread in and of itself. Shhh, if you listen carefully, you can hear all the 1tards thinking out loud... X = 1 !!!Last Edited by CalmShock on 01/20/2013 08:28 PM Patience is a virtue I just can't wait to achieve - CalmShock |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 32683986 United States 01/20/2013 09:02 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | 3/1(1+2) = x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 3x ______ = _____ 1(1+2) 1(1+2) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 3x __________ = __________ (1x1)+(2x1) (1x1)+(2x1) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 3x __________ = __________ (1)+(2) (1)+(2) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 3x __________ = __________ 3 3 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 (9x) __________ = __________ 1 1 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 = 9x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 (9x) __________ = __________ 9 9 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 = x |

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CalmShockUser ID: 5056346 Canada 01/20/2013 09:43 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | You dipshits have to get rid of the parenthesis first by multiplying it out then divide or multiply next left to right. Quoting: It's 1, you stupid fucks. Anonymous Coward 19023838 The 1 isn't inside the parenthesis you stupid fuck. Once you complete the equation inside the parenthesis, you work left to right doing the division then the multiplication. It's not "parenthesis and everything around it" first. Now drink some bleach and kindly remove yourself from the gene pool. Patience is a virtue I just can't wait to achieve - CalmShock |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 32614604 Australia 01/20/2013 09:52 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Do it on paper. Quoting: Here is the set up. 3. 3. 3 ~~~~~~~~ =. ~~~~~~ = ~~~~~~~ =. 1 1(1+2). 1(3). 3 X= 1 wishiwas The reason for this is that when a web browser reads a HTML page with multiple spaces in a row, it displays that HTML as one space. For example, these lines will probably look the same when you read the message, but if you quote this message, you can see that one line has more spaces than the other line: x x x x Multiple spaces don't show up in HTML! You can't format things with spaces! Here are those two lines again, but with each space replaced by a dot: x........................................x x.x |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 20053617 United States 01/20/2013 10:02 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Calmshock, while your answer is correct, your tact towards those that are confused seems to be lacking but I will help argue the point as well. First we have the initial equation: 3/1(1+2) = x We need to work out the items inside the parentheses. IMPORTANT! By doing this, we clear the item of the parentheses as it has been fully worked out into a single solution:3/1 x 3 = x Then we work division OR multiplication from left to right: 3 x 3 = x Next finish the equation: 9 = x OR x = 9 |

CalmShockUser ID: 5056346 Canada 01/20/2013 10:04 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | _____ Quoting: 3_____1(1+2) does that make it easier? Course I never made it past differential equations Anonymous Coward 17896994 It could also be written like this... 3/[1(1+2)].... THIS equation equals 1. Last Edited by CalmShock on 01/20/2013 10:08 PM Patience is a virtue I just can't wait to achieve - CalmShock |

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