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6÷2(1+2)=?

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posted on May, 2 2011 @ 04:53 AM

Yeah, I am always the first to admit I learned something ... which most consider a detriment to themselves.

I just don't understand say if

2*4(3/4*2(14+2))5+6/(34/8.5)/2=?

What happens? Maybe I am thinking too hard.
edit on 2-5-2011 by IamBoon because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 2 2011 @ 05:04 AM

Originally posted by IamBoon
I just don't understand say if

2*4(3/4*2(14+2))5+6/(34/8.5)/2=?

What happens? Maybe I am thinking too hard.
edit on 2-5-2011 by IamBoon because: (no reason given)

yep, ur thinkin too hard cause that is an incomplete equation to start with but you would work it from the inside, out rather left to right.

posted on May, 2 2011 @ 05:19 AM

It is operable... it just has more than one set of divisible subsets. I may have complicated it but what would happen when there is more than one divisible subset in an equation?

posted on May, 2 2011 @ 05:34 AM
it's 9. it can't be anything else.

in an equation, you can move things from side to side to test your answer and working. so you change the first line to be:

6/2 = ?/(1+2)
3 = ?/(3)
3(3)= ?

? == 9

posted on May, 2 2011 @ 05:47 AM
I say damn the maths, I'll go with 10 = it is both answers combined, can't go wrong!

posted on May, 2 2011 @ 06:03 AM
I wish i was still at school, i would write this equation in the middle of the white board in huge text and let the whole class fight over the answer

posted on May, 2 2011 @ 06:24 AM

Originally posted by Itop1
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, 2 2011 @ 06:30 AM

Not 9......... 1

It shamed me to hear an engineer student ranting that it is 9. I'm an engineering graduate and I'm telling you its 1

Type it in to ANY DECENT calculator (not Google) and you will get 1

If you don't get it that's fine, but please stop slamming people for trying to correct you.

The correct procedure has been explained over and over, being met with deaf ears

posted on May, 2 2011 @ 06:36 AM

Originally posted by Red_xi

Not 9......... 1

It shamed me to hear an engineer student ranting that it is 9. I'm an engineering graduate and I'm telling you its 1

Type it in to ANY DECENT calculator (not Google) and you will get 1

If you don't get it that's fine, but please stop slamming people for trying to correct you.

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

First you deal with the brackets

1+2=3 hold onto the 3 cos you need it later....

Then you divide 6 by 2=3.....

The 3 from (1+2) and the 3 from 6/2, now sit side by side like this .... 33, which is the same as 3x3

3x3= 9

The answer is 9. I may have a poor mathematical background, but seriously, this is the answer, unless of course the whole of GCSE Maths is now wrong, in which case, I don't feel so bad for having such a poor outcome in my exam

The correct procedure has been explained over and over, being met with deaf ears

posted on May, 2 2011 @ 06:38 AM
Ok how do you even get 1 ???

What rules are being applied here ?

EDIT: scrap that now I see how people are getting 1.

And its just not possible, unless there is more than one rule that can be in play when solving the sum.

was always taught brackets first.

WhoTF decided to put the extra bracket in, that isn't in the original sum, the sum is...

6/2(1+2)= .... there is only one set of brackets, and they relate to the 1+2 portion.

Can see why OP was confused
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posted on May, 2 2011 @ 06:39 AM

If ever a troll existed, you must be it

posted on May, 2 2011 @ 06:50 AM

Originally posted by Red_xi

If ever a troll existed, you must be it

Red that's rather rude, and inappropriate, I can't help it if I have crazy stand on end hair !!!

But I'll give you a star, just for being an idiot !

posted on May, 2 2011 @ 06:50 AM

WhoTF decided to put the extra bracket in, that isn't in the original sum, the sum is... 6/2(1+2)

There is no extra bracket used

Look at my calculators and tell me where you see an extra bracket?

posted on May, 2 2011 @ 06:52 AM

is a piano a string instrument or a percussion instrument.

posted on May, 2 2011 @ 06:54 AM

Originally posted by Red_xi

WhoTF decided to put the extra bracket in, that isn't in the original sum, the sum is... 6/2(1+2)

There is no extra bracket used

Look at my calculators and tell me where you see an extra bracket?

If you go back to my first reply, you will see I refernce the OP, not you, so cool your heels.

Second I haven't even read the conclusion you came to, because SHOCK HORROR ! I haven't read the entire thread, just the gist, understandable given that I am not a troll !

Nothing wrong with a bit of healthy curiosity, oh and while I'm on it, don't know what country youre from, but perhaps this is a cultural issue, as from where I come from this is how the sum is solved.

posted on May, 2 2011 @ 06:58 AM
Calculating it in my head game me a nine, wasn't satisfied till I pasted it into google & got this 6÷2(1+2)=9 ...
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posted on May, 2 2011 @ 07:03 AM

Originally posted by solargeddon

Originally posted by Red_xi

WhoTF decided to put the extra bracket in, that isn't in the original sum, the sum is... 6/2(1+2)

There is no extra bracket used

Look at my calculators and tell me where you see an extra bracket?

If you go back to my first reply, you will see I refernce the OP, not you, so cool your heels.

Second I haven't even read the conclusion you came to, because SHOCK HORROR ! I haven't read the entire thread, just the gist, understandable given that I am not a troll !

Nothing wrong with a bit of healthy curiosity, oh and while I'm on it, don't know what country youre from, but perhaps this is a cultural issue, as from where I come from this is how the sum is solved.

Sorry, I'm not trying to bash you, was never my intention.

I guess your in the UK due to you mentioning GCSE's

I'm in England and this is definitely how it is taught.

Any way I'll be quiet now, I've said my piece

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posted on May, 2 2011 @ 07:08 AM

I thought it was:

6 devided by 2 = 3

Then 3 x (1+2) = 9

Surely that is correct?

posted on May, 2 2011 @ 07:08 AM
I have one calculator that gives 1 and one calculator that gives 9.
Specs: TI-83 Plus: Equation: 6/2(1+2) = 9
Specs: Casio fx-300MS: Equation: 6/2(1+2) = 1

And I always complained that my Physics and Calculus Profs wouldn't let us use calculators!
Ha! Guess they wanted us to think for ourselves, or some drivel!

Or perhaps a ploy via the machines?? -> Induce human insanity slowly but surely by making them question the very fundamentals of their early educations! Evil calculators!

posted on May, 2 2011 @ 07:12 AM

Dammit, now I am confused

6 divided by 2 x (1+2) is indeed 1.

I just retook my maths GCSE last year, I should bloody know this!

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