Users Online Now: 3,204 (Who's On?) Visitors Today: 2,519,743 Pageviews Today: 3,539,744 Threads Today: 944 Posts Today: 15,320 10:11 PM

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing

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

DUCM900 (OP)

User ID: 32755121
Italy
01/21/2013 09:57 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
X= 9/1

Fraction times a whole number WTF!!!!!!

I got it right

IT's 9/1

GLP is full of retards.

A couple posts up and you can see the equation and how it's solved.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12786780

Just buy a latest model of a scientific calculator and you'll see that its 1. You know canadian boy, Its not too difficult to do it.

.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 12786780
01/21/2013 10:01 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
OP a / means FRRRACCCTIONNNNNNN with a keyboard when it comes to math.

Fucking ITAI's are stupid.

X = 9/1

Go back to school or at least study math.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 32726085
Iran, Islamic Republic of
01/21/2013 10:02 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
As you can see folks, I'm genuine, I did not lie on the operation with casio stuff on previous page. BTW some child (or dumb sheep)here, are still playing 'I'm going to take my ball and go home!' if its not 9.

Period
Quoting: DUCM900

OP the next time you try to put a equation online make sure you now what 3/1 really means, it's not 3 divide by1 the / makes the 3/1 a fraction making the entire equation a FRACTION TIMES A WHOLE NUMBER WHICH MEAN X= 9/1 A FRACTION
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12786780

but not if 3 is red and 1 is green...

this whole discussion is like fighting if turqoise is blue or green...
it all about interpretation of brackets...
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 18119934
01/21/2013 10:02 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
Ah I get it now, there are two ways to see it and it is very easy to confuse them together.

3/(1*(1+2))=x
x is 1

or

(3/1)*(1+2)=x
x is 9

According to BEDMAS rules the answer is 9.

Done in this order:
Brackets
Exponents
Division
Subtraction

CalmShock

User ID: 5056346
01/21/2013 10:04 PM

Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
As you can see folks, I'm genuine, I did not lie on the operation with casio stuff on previous page. BTW some child (or dumb sheep)here, are still playing 'I'm going to take my ball and go home!' if its not 9.

Period
Quoting: DUCM900

OP the next time you try to put a equation online make sure you now what 3/1 really means, it's not 3 divide by1 the / makes the 3/1 a fraction making the entire equation a FRACTION TIMES A WHOLE NUMBER WHICH MEAN X= 9/1 A FRACTION
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12786780

A combined total of nearly 150 pages on two threads and you're the only one with that answer...

You're a real trendsetter!

Last Edited by CalmShock on 01/21/2013 10:05 PM
Patience is a virtue I just can't wait to achieve - CalmShock
Nyarlathotep

User ID: 20053617
United States
01/21/2013 10:05 PM

Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
Ah I get it now, there are two ways to see it and it is very easy to confuse them together.

3/(1*(1+2))=x
x is 1

or

(3/1)*(1+2)=x
x is 9

According to BEDMAS rules the answer is 9.

Done in this order:
Brackets
Exponents
Division
Subtraction

Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18119934

wtf? NO. It is only 9. Why are you lumping the 1 in with the other parentheses? It isn't there to begin with...

Why is this so hard for you all to get? It's basic math!

3/1 TIMES (1+2)
3/1 TIMES 3
3 TIMES 3
9

SUPER SIMPLE.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 18119934
01/21/2013 10:06 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
I mean:

Brackets
Exponents
Division
Multiplication
Subtraction

LOL
Nyarlathotep

User ID: 20053617
United States
01/21/2013 10:07 PM

Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
How are Fractions and Division Related?

Okay, here’s where things get interesting. Have you ever noticed that the way we write fractions is the same as the way we usually write division problems? In other words: two numbers separated by a horizontal or slashed line? Well, this notational similarity isn’t an accident. Let’s go back to our example fraction 22/7, and think about it in terms of a division problem instead: 22 divided by 7. How can we interpret this problem? Well, imagine you have a single 22 meter long stick that you need to divide into 7 equally sized pieces. How long will each of those pieces be? That question is exactly what the division problem is asking too. So, imagine you go about making marks on your big 22 meter stick and successfully divide it up into 7 pieces. And then imagine using your meter sticks and your 1/7 meter sticks from before to figure out how long one of these divided pieces is. The answer will be 22/7 or 3 1/7—the exact same as before.

Last Edited by Nyarlathotep on 01/21/2013 10:07 PM
Nyarlathotep

User ID: 20053617
United States
01/21/2013 10:08 PM

Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
OP a / means FRRRACCCTIONNNNNNN with a keyboard when it comes to math.

Fucking ITAI's are stupid.

X = 9/1

Go back to school or at least study math.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12786780

Now simplify that and what do you get? YAY 9!!
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 12786780
01/21/2013 10:13 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
Next time OP state what the equation is if you can.

Example

Simplify the fraction (3+ 1/x)/(9-1/x^2)
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 32726085
Iran, Islamic Republic of
01/21/2013 10:19 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
brackets first:

3/1(1+2)=3/(1*1+1*2)=1
Nyarlathotep

User ID: 20053617
United States
01/21/2013 10:21 PM

Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
:| wtf is wrong with you people?

x = 9... simple as that.

Let me break this down into baby steps for you because I have to apparently hold your hand. Anyone that wants to reference this reply, go ahead. Remember PEDMAS as the order of operations. What that means is what we need to work out first...

1. Parentheses (what is inside them)
2. Exponents
3. Division OR Multiplication (which ever comes first left to right)
4. Addition OR Subtraction (Which ever comes first left to right)

Our problem is: 3/1(1+2) = x

Step 1. First we need to work out the problem in parenthesis. we keep the parentheses around 3 to represent the multiplicative relationship between 3 and 1.

3/1(1+2) = x --> 3/1(3) = x (or it could have been 3/1 x 3 = X)

Step 2. Move onto #2 in the order of operations.

3/1(3) = x --> 3(3) = x

Step 3. Now all we have left is a simple multiplication between the two 3's. This could have read as 3 x 3 = X.

3(3) = x --> 9 = X OR X = 9

Even this calculator here, a scientific calculator, states that is the correct answer:

[link to web2.0calc.com] and put in 3/1(1+2) = x.

Anyone else who refutes this has some education to catch up on.

Where do I think the problem lies in peoples responses?

It lies in the fact that people are mixing up Parenthetic importance around the three with a multiplicative relationship between the 3 and the 1. The parentheses only stay because they provide that multiplicative relationship. We could have also written it as 3/1 x 3 = X where the little x is the symbol for multiplication. We don't need to have that extra sign though when we have an existing parentheses around the 3 as it doubles as a multiplicative relationship for the 1.
Quoting: Nyarlathotep

for education

Last Edited by Nyarlathotep on 01/21/2013 10:21 PM
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 32726085
Iran, Islamic Republic of
01/21/2013 10:25 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
instead of repeating same things over and over again, tell me, if you are such a genius, what is wrong in my calculation?
DUCM900 (OP)

User ID: 32755121
Italy
01/21/2013 10:28 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
instead of repeating same things over and over again, tell me, if you are such a genius, what is wrong in my calculation?
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32726085

check that one as well >>>> Thread: How To Solve That Equation? 6/((2)¹+(2)²) = x

.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 24904482
01/21/2013 10:28 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x

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
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21687950

This guy gets it
MHz

User ID: 32332417
01/21/2013 10:29 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
what sign does the equation use for 'divide'?
3 over 1 times (1+2)
3 over (1 times 3)
3 over 3 equals 1

3 divided by 1 times (1+2)
3 divided by (1 times 3)
3 divided by 3 equals 1

btw whole numbers are not expressed as 3 over 1, they are put as 3, a (fraction) is 1/3 or 1 divided by 3.

3/1((1(1+2)))

Last Edited by MHz on 01/21/2013 10:39 PM
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 25764830
01/21/2013 10:30 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x

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
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21687950

This guy gets it
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24904482

he gets their misinterpretation. there is only one RIGHT way to interpret this and every calculator in the world will agree.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 12786780
01/21/2013 10:31 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
Yes if the OP knew how to right an equation on a keyboard.

3/1 is a fraction not a divide so he messed up big time.

3/1(1+2) in this form is a fraction times a whole number.

This what the equation should look like OP
3÷1(1+2)= X

NOT 3/1(1+2) WHICH IS ONCE AGAIN A FRACTION TIMES A WHOLE NUMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 32726085
Iran, Islamic Republic of
01/21/2013 10:33 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x

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
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21687950

This guy gets it
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24904482

exactly,
and this was written numerous times now, but people still want to fight about 1or 9 ... and all of them think, they are such geniuses, but only show their narrow mind as they cannot understand both points of view...
Nyarlathotep

User ID: 20053617
United States
01/21/2013 10:33 PM

Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
Yes if the OP knew how to right an equation on a keyboard.

3/1 is a fraction not a divide so he messed up big time.

3/1(1+2) in this form is a fraction times a whole number.

This what the equation should look like OP
3÷1(1+2)= X

NOT 3/1(1+2) WHICH IS ONCE AGAIN A FRACTION TIMES A WHOLE NUMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12786780

Anonymous Coward
User ID: 32776229
United States
01/21/2013 10:35 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
Isn't 1 of these threads enough? The same people who didn't get it in the other thread won't get it in this one either.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 32726085
Iran, Islamic Republic of
01/21/2013 10:38 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x

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
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21687950

This guy gets it
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24904482

he gets their misinterpretation. there is only one RIGHT way to interpret this and every calculator in the world will agree.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25764830

you are wrong there... brackets can be interpreted differently... if you compare calculators, you will see, every calculator has a manual, where is written, how ths specific calculator handles brackets...
you are also wrong, if you think, every equation has only one correct result...
it depends on how exact the equation is defined, this one leves space for interpretation, so allowing 1and 9 as correct answers...
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 25764830
01/21/2013 10:40 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x

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
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21687950

This guy gets it
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24904482

exactly,
and this was written numerous times now, but people still want to fight about 1or 9 ... and all of them think, they are such geniuses, but only show their narrow mind as they cannot understand both points of view...
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32726085

math is fixed and definite. it isn't someone political or religious views, there are no different points of views. it's either right or wrong. and, i'm 100% certain people don't consider themselves geniuses for doing grade 5 math, they are just laughing at you for not being able to do it.
MHz

User ID: 32332417
01/21/2013 10:46 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
3 friends rent a room for the night and the clerk charges them \$30 or \$10 each. The manager comes back and says they were charged too much so he gives the clerk \$5 to give back to the men. The clerk gives each man back \$1 and he keeps \$2. The 3 men each paid \$9 for the room which is \$27 and the \$2 the clerk has is \$29. where is the other dollar?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 32726085
Iran, Islamic Republic of
01/21/2013 10:46 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x

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
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21687950

This guy gets it
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24904482

exactly,
and this was written numerous times now, but people still want to fight about 1or 9 ... and all of them think, they are such geniuses, but only show their narrow mind as they cannot understand both points of view...
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32726085

math is fixed and definite. it isn't someone political or religious views, there are no different points of views. it's either right or wrong. and, i'm 100% certain people don't consider themselves geniuses for doing grade 5 math, they are just laughing at you for not being able to do it.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25764830

read my post above this, laugh if you want, still you are wrong
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 25764830
01/21/2013 10:51 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
...

This guy gets it
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24904482

exactly,
and this was written numerous times now, but people still want to fight about 1or 9 ... and all of them think, they are such geniuses, but only show their narrow mind as they cannot understand both points of view...
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32726085

math is fixed and definite. it isn't someone political or religious views, there are no different points of views. it's either right or wrong. and, i'm 100% certain people don't consider themselves geniuses for doing grade 5 math, they are just laughing at you for not being able to do it.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25764830

read my post above this, laugh if you want, still you are wrong
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32726085

yeah, calculators are wrong too.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 32726085
Iran, Islamic Republic of
01/21/2013 10:56 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
...

exactly,
and this was written numerous times now, but people still want to fight about 1or 9 ... and all of them think, they are such geniuses, but only show their narrow mind as they cannot understand both points of view...
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32726085

math is fixed and definite. it isn't someone political or religious views, there are no different points of views. it's either right or wrong. and, i'm 100% certain people don't consider themselves geniuses for doing grade 5 math, they are just laughing at you for not being able to do it.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25764830

read my post above this, laugh if you want, still you are wrong
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32726085

yeah, calculators are wrong too.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25764830

if you would just check it, instead of bullshitting around, you would see for yourself... you are the idiot, not me... ;)
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 32776229
United States
01/21/2013 11:21 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
3 friends rent a room for the night and the clerk charges them \$30 or \$10 each. The manager comes back and says they were charged too much so he gives the clerk \$5 to give back to the men. The clerk gives each man back \$1 and he keeps \$2. The 3 men each paid \$9 for the room which is \$27 and the \$2 the clerk has is \$29. where is the other dollar?
Quoting: MHz

Of the original \$30 the men got \$3 back, and the clerk got \$2. There is no other dollar. The men paid \$27 for a \$25 room. Clerk has a \$2 tip.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 32614604
Australia
01/21/2013 11:30 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: How To Solve This Equation? 3/1(1+2) = x
Yes if the OP knew how to right an equation on a keyboard.

3/1 is a fraction not a divide so he messed up big time.

3/1(1+2) in this form is a fraction times a whole number.

This what the equation should look like OP
3÷1(1+2)= X

NOT 3/1(1+2) WHICH IS ONCE AGAIN A FRACTION TIMES A WHOLE NUMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12786780

so? you can multiply a fraction by a whole number.

for example: what is half of ten?
CalmShock

User ID: 5056346