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Originally posted by IamBoon
reply to post by ScRuFFy63
I am in a world -class engineering University. And this is pissing me off because I can see where the different answers are coming from. But the rules seem to be based on the form the equation is presented.
example.
6
-----
2(2+1)
or
6/2(2+1)
I will ask a professor tomorrow but I see the issue. I believe the answer is 1 because as I have been schooled the rules in math seem to change as the subject gets more advanced.edit on 2-5-2011 by IamBoon because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MegaMind
6 / 2 * (1 + 2) = ?
Originally posted by solargeddon
Originally posted by Red_xi
The answer is 1
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.
But I just google the answer, and the answer is still 9.
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
Originally posted by MegaMind
reply to post by Red_xi
(1+2) is not part of the denominator.edit on 2-5-2011 by MegaMind because: (no reason given)
//6÷2(1+2)=?
int a = 6;
int b = 2;
int c = 1;
int d = 2;
int answer = a / b * (c + d);
Label1.Text = answer.ToString();
If PEMDAS is followed without remembering that multiplication and division have the same weight, and addition and subtraction have the same weight. Doing multiplication before division, can give the wrong answer. So can doing addition before subtraction. Some grade school books teach this incorrectly. For example: 6÷2×3 = 9, not 1. 6-2+3 = 7, not 1.