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# 6÷2(1+2)=?

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posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:28 PM
Once and for all i want to know the real answe to this equation...

is it 1 or 9?

Hope somebody here knows their maths

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:31 PM

6/2 = 3
2+1=3

3x3 = 9

I don't see how you would get "1" from that

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:32 PM

Originally posted by Itop1
Once and for all i want to know the real answe to this equation...

is it 1 or 9?

Hope somebody here knows their maths

Do the parenthesis first, multiply by 2 and divide by six...the answer is 1. That's elementary.
edit on 1-5-2011 by iamhobo because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:33 PM

6/2=3
3*1=3
3*2=6
3+6=9
edit on 11/04/11 by LaTouffe because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:33 PM
6÷2(1+2)=?

Order of operations: BEDMAS

Brackets
Exponents
Division
Multiplication
Subtraction

1+2=3
2x3=6
6/6=1
edit on 1-5-2011 by snowspirit because: spelling

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:34 PM

Well... what's the question? My g/f is pretty good at maths..

Edit to add: nevermind. I will run it past her though... I have an old maths lecturer that I can pass this on to aswell...
edit on 1-5-2011 by Monkeygod333 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:37 PM

well that would make sense of it then...

I'm guessing this equation is designed to be confusing?

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:37 PM
Really!!!!???

6/2(2+1)

6/2=3 x 2+1=3

3 x 3 = 9

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:37 PM
The answer is 9, im not even that smart

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:38 PM
well i put the answer as 1, but about 1 million people aregue that its 9, apparently If it were 6÷(2(1+2)) it would be 1

so i just wanted a definitive answer.

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:38 PM
6÷2(1+2)

6/2 = 3
3(3) = 9

simple enough.

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:38 PM

Originally posted by snowspirit
Order of operations:
Brackets
Exponents
Division
Mulitiplication
Subtraction

That's not entirely accurate:

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

Excuse -- Exponents
My ------- Multiplication
Dear ----- Division
Sally ----- Subtraction

edit on 1-5-2011 by _BoneZ_ because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:39 PM
already half of you put 9 and half of you put 1, so which is it, 1 or 9?

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:39 PM

Originally posted by snowspirit
6÷2(1+2)=?

Order of operations: BEDMAS

Brackets
Exponents
Division
Multiplication
Subtraction

1+2=3
2x3=6
6/6=1
edit on 1-5-2011 by snowspirit because: spelling

if division is before multiplication in operation order wouldn't it be

1+2=3
6/2=3
3x3=9?

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:40 PM
Believe me, it's 9!

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:41 PM

you are not that smart b/c the answer is 1

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:41 PM
6÷2(1+2)=?,

BEDMAS...

Brackets (1+2) = 3
Division 6/2 =3
Multiplication 3 x 3 = 9

Had you said 6/(2(1+2)) = 1 i would have agreed... but you did not. The equasion is 6/2(1+2) hence 9.

BTW, in BEDMAS, Division and Multiplication are done at the same time... meaning the one furthest to the left gets done first. Similar with Addition and Subtraction.

www.wolframalpha.com...
edit on 1-5-2011 by darius2025 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:42 PM
omg guys...
6/2(2+1)
Parenthesis
Exponentials
Multiplication
Division
Subtraction...

you do not DIVIDE 6/2 first..
U ADD WHATS IN PARENTHESIS, THEN MULTIPLY BY 2...

This is 3rd grade my friends.. what schools are you going to??

6 divided by [ 2 * (2+1) = 6 ] TOTALS TO 6 divided 6 which in turn equal 1...

thanks

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:42 PM

Originally posted by Itop1
already half of you put 9 and half of you put 1, so which is it, 1 or 9?

It's 9 because to get the answer one you have to do an order of operations error.

In this case to get 1 you would do:

6÷2(1+2)

6/2(3)
6/6 = 1.

What they don't realize is that 2 is not part of brackets and they treat it as if it does.

The real solution is in my above post.

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:44 PM
So simple maths isnt allways simple

I'm glad i put 1, the more you say 1 is correct the more happy i am.

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