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Originally posted by spy66
Originally posted by Honor93
Originally posted by MegaMind
If standard notation applies this would generally be interpreted as (15 * y) / (5 * y) = 3
actually, this clarifies your ignorance for me, thanks.
only in an instruction manual will you see such nonsense ... in the adult/real world, it's written 15y/5y=x, solve for x.
which cycles right back to 2(1+2) = 6 which is then divided by A (or 6) resulting in the answer yet again of "1"
In my world the answer to the equation; 15y/5y= x would be
x = 3
You solve the equation 6/2(1+2) wrong because you don't read the equation properly.
You take 2 and multiply this with 1 + 2. But that is wrong, because that is not what the equation is saying.
The equation is saying: Divide 6 by 2 and then multiply it with the result of 1 + 2.
What do you get if you do it properly?
9 right?
edit on 27.06.08 by spy66 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Honor93
Originally posted by MegaMind
reply to post by Honor93
I see that in addition to math you have a reading comprehension problem. I'm not getting paid to tutor here. Can or did you even read those rules? Do you know what they say and how to apply them to 6 / 2 (1 + 2)?edit on 2-5-2011 by MegaMind because: (no reason given)
mathgoodies is useful if you attend elementary school but that's about it.
yeah its pretty basic hard to believe you don't get it.edit on 2-5-2011 by MegaMind because: (no reason given)
yes i sure did and yes i sure do so here's your freebie for the day ...
this expression is not a stand alone division problem, no matter which rule you apply.
since you insist on using the 'fraction' concept then remember the numerator is 6, the denominator is 2(1+2) ... once you solve the denominator (hence 6), then you proceed to the division of the numerator, also 6 and dividing 6 by 6 will ALWAYS = 1
Originally posted by MegaMind
Originally posted by Honor93
try this link on for size: oakroadsystems.com...
Every student learns “the” distributive law at an early age:
Right 3(x + 7) = 3(x) + 3(7).
No fear dear, my patience for dealing with students such as yourself wore out many years ago ... i tutor those who WANT help, not force feed those who think they know better.
God, I said I wouldn't come back but the ignorance here is astounding!
A (B + C) = AB + AC, just as above in the link you provided!
you do realize that A, B and C can be any number and that equation will hold true. Any number!
A can be a fraction 6/2 , B can be 1 and C can be 2
thus,
6 /2 (1 + 2) = (6/2)1 + (6/2)2 = 9
how shocking!!!
PLEASE for the love of GOD and all that is true DO NOT tutor anyone!edit on 2-5-2011 by MegaMind because: (no reason given)edit on 2-5-2011 by MegaMind because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Honor93
and no, A, B or C are not vacillating variables as it suits your argument ... 6/2 in this example is an order not a fraction, period. If contemplating a fraction, then everything after the / (division symbol) is denominator, this includes the 2 ...
please, continue once you've had some food or something that moves some blood into your brain.
Originally posted by spy66
reply to post by Honor93
6/ 2(1+2) is not a different equation then 6/2(1+2)
You are going to have to change it a lot more than that to make it different.
But i see the issue you face if you space out the equation between 6/ and 2(1+2).
Originally posted by spy66
reply to post by Honor93
6/ 2(1+2) is not a different equation then 6/2(1+2)
You are going to have to change it a lot more than that to make it different.
But i see the issue you face if you space out the equation between 6/ and 2(1+2).
edit on 27.06.08 by spy66 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Honor93
Originally posted by spy66
reply to post by Honor93
6/ 2(1+2) is not a different equation then 6/2(1+2)
You are going to have to change it a lot more than that to make it different.
But i see the issue you face if you space out the equation between 6/ and 2(1+2).
i did not change the equation other than add a space to make it easier on my eyes.
the calculation is the same, the result is still 1 and the 'fraction' is EVERYTHING after the division symbol, not just the 2.
however, (6/2)(1+2) IS different, IS calculated differently and IS a different answer ... that equation equals 9 ~~ not the equation posted ~~ 6/2(1+2) which equals 1
again that'd be 6 divided by 6 which equals 1
edit on 27.06.08 by spy66 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MegaMind
Originally posted by Honor93
and no, A, B or C are not vacillating variables as it suits your argument ... 6/2 in this example is an order not a fraction, period. If contemplating a fraction, then everything after the / (division symbol) is denominator, this includes the 2 ...
please, continue once you've had some food or something that moves some blood into your brain.
6
-- = 6 / 2 = 6 ÷ 2 = 3
2
then what is the result of this?
6 ÷ 2 (1 + 2) ÷ 9 = ?
edit: I'm still waiting for the answer.edit on 2-5-2011 by MegaMind because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MegaMind
reply to post by Honor93
Are you going to answer this question?
6 ÷ 2 (1 + 2) ÷ 9 = ?
edit: I'm still waiting for an answer. What is taking so long?edit on 2-5-2011 by MegaMind because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Honor93
as a matter of fact, time's up and i gotta go ... i'll check back in a few hours ... you got your answers but i doubt you'll acquiesce ... we'll see if progress is truly measured by effort or argument.
where it is likely we'll progress in an argument, it would please me much more if the progress were measured by effort, really, you should try it sometime.edit on 2-5-2011 by Honor93 because: add text
Originally posted by spy66
Originally posted by Honor93
Originally posted by spy66
reply to post by Honor93
6/ 2(1+2) is not a different equation then 6/2(1+2)
You are going to have to change it a lot more than that to make it different.
But i see the issue you face if you space out the equation between 6/ and 2(1+2).
i did not change the equation other than add a space to make it easier on my eyes.
the calculation is the same, the result is still 1 and the 'fraction' is EVERYTHING after the division symbol, not just the 2.
however, (6/2)(1+2) IS different, IS calculated differently and IS a different answer ... that equation equals 9 ~~ not the equation posted ~~ 6/2(1+2) which equals 1
again that'd be 6 divided by 6 which equals 1
edit on 27.06.08 by spy66 because: (no reason given)edit on 2-5-2011 by Honor93 because: format
Originally posted by MegaMind
Originally posted by Honor93
please pay attention to what you are writing ... your thought pattern seems to be on the mark but your writing leaves much to be considered.
A does not equal 6/2
a = 6
b = 2 times the sum of c
c= (1+2)
which calculates to the answer 1, only.
you are simply wrong. WRONG!!!
A (B + C) = AB + AC
according to your substitution from above the eq yields.
6 (2 * (1+2) + (1+2)) This is just garbage.
the correct substitutions for the equation are
A = 6/2 (a fraction get over it)
B = 1
C = 2
6 / 2 (1 + 2)
Originally posted by Honor93
Originally posted by spy66
Originally posted by Honor93
Originally posted by spy66
reply to post by Honor93
6/ 2(1+2) is not a different equation then 6/2(1+2)
You are going to have to change it a lot more than that to make it different.
But i see the issue you face if you space out the equation between 6/ and 2(1+2).
i did not change the equation other than add a space to make it easier on my eyes.
the calculation is the same, the result is still 1 and the 'fraction' is EVERYTHING after the division symbol, not just the 2.
however, (6/2)(1+2) IS different, IS calculated differently and IS a different answer ... that equation equals 9 ~~ not the equation posted ~~ 6/2(1+2) which equals 1
again that'd be 6 divided by 6 which equals 1
edit on 27.06.08 by spy66 because: (no reason given)edit on 2-5-2011 by Honor93 because: format
But the equation that the OP posted dosent read like you want to solve it.
There is no space between 6/ and 2(1+2).
This is my reply to you Honor93
Well of course its wrong to space out the equation like you did. because you changed it totally.
You can't take 6/2 and do as you did. You can't take what 6 is divided by and carry it over to (1+2) and create the equation 2(1+2)
How is that possible?
Explain to me how that is correct.