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# 6÷2(1+2)=?

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posted on May, 1 2011 @ 03:59 PM

Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
This... seems not enough information was given by OP in order to determine the correct answer. Stop arguing.. both sides are correct:

Both sides are not correct. The math problem of "6÷2(1+2)=" is 9 as it stands. It was shown twice by two different sources:

www.wolframalpha.com...

edit on 1-5-2011 by _BoneZ_ because: fixed link

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:00 PM

Originally posted by Itop1
‎6÷2(1+2)
6÷2(3)
6÷6 = 1
2(3) is P in PEDMAS

6/2(1+2) = 9
www.wolframalpha.com...

6/(2(1+2)) = 1
www.wolframalpha.com...

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:00 PM
its only maths.

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:00 PM

Originally posted by Itop1
‎6÷2(1+2)
6÷2(3)
6÷6 = 1
2(3) is P in PEDMAS

2(3) symbolizes multiplication, not parentheses.

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:01 PM

Originally posted by darius2025

Originally posted by Itop1
‎6÷2(1+2)
6÷2(3)
6÷6 = 1
2(3) is P in PEDMAS

6/2(1+2) = 9
www.wolframalpha.com...

6/(2(1+2)) = 1
www.wolframalpha.com...

2(3) is distribution, which means it would be labeled as P in PEMDAS

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:01 PM
Omg...

3 pages for such a simple question... I mean i have a gr 10 math and this is simple to me...

First off WTF is this Crap!

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

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

BEDMAS, is what was taught and that was 15 years ago ffs... nothing about my aunt sally... Is this the american way or something?

the answer is 9 people... holy hell!!

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

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:03 PM
(6/2)(2+1) would be 9
6÷2(2+1) is 1

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:04 PM

I think we are getting trolled.

I have been following this thread since it popped up, and many members have clearly explained this with links to back it up.

LOL you had me going OP

BTW it is simple math everyone! I remember this from grade 4 or so.
edit on 1-5-2011 by Corruption Exposed because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:04 PM

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:04 PM

Originally posted by Corruption Exposed

I think we are getting trolled.

I have been following this thread since it popped up, and many members have clearly explained this with links to back it up.

LOL you had me going OP

this world is full of too much doom and gloom, good to have a larf

edit on 1-5-2011 by Itop1 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:06 PM

Originally posted by Itop1
(6/2)(2+1) would be 9
6÷2(2+1) is 1

2 is next to the parenthesis it means it was factored out you have to multiply the 2 by what's in the parenthesis

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:07 PM

Originally posted by Itop1
(6/2)(2+1) would be 9
6÷2(2+1) is 1

You, again, continue to go against what two separate calculators are showing you:

www.wolframalpha.com...

Both calculators show 9. Do you really wanna go with your own calculation over two different computers? There is only one way to do this math. It was layed out several times in this thread, and are proven in the two links above. If you cannot accept the answer of us educated people and the two computer calculators, then there is no hope for some of you.

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:07 PM
I, personally, enjoyed it. It was a great way to tell who never to believe again on these forums. I mean, if you can make such a lapse judgement with a simple equasion, how are you expected to piece something complex together? Especially those still arguing 1 when there have been so many 'proofs' linked.

Great OP... I think this proves more than just one point.

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:09 PM

I knew I was right, I just didn't remember it was called distribution. At least I think I'm right

Now my brain needs a destresser.......

Apparently that isn't even a word, de-stress,
look what you've done to me brain

I blame our education system.
edit on 1-5-2011 by snowspirit because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:10 PM

Originally posted by Itop1
(6/2)(2+1) would be 9
6÷2(2+1) is 1

Essentially that is what you have here....() and () 2 sets of brackets...but they do not generally need to waste the keystroke or penswipe to reiterate the concept ...the error is in doing the second multiplication of 2 with 3 before the division of the 6...it flows from left to right...

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:10 PM

Originally posted by _BoneZ_

Originally posted by Itop1
(6/2)(2+1) would be 9
6÷2(2+1) is 1

You, again, continue to go against what two separate calculators are showing you:

www.wolframalpha.com...

Both calculators show 9. Do you really wanna go with your own calculation over two different computers? There is only one way to do this math. It was layed out several times in this thread, and are proven in the two links above. If you cannot accept the answer of us educated people and the two computer calculators, then there is no hope for some of you.

my casio scientific maths calculator says 1

edit on 1-5-2011 by Itop1 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:10 PM
Ok folks. I had to fire up some php code and have it run to see what the answer was. Here is my result.

php

\$var = 6;
\$var2 = 2;
\$var3 = 1;
\$var4 = 2;

\$answer = \$var / \$var2 * ( \$var3 + \$var4 );

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:11 PM

Originally posted by darius2025
Especially those still arguing 1 when there have been so many 'proofs' linked.

The rules for these types of equations are specific. Those rules are entered into calculators such as has already been shown:

www.wolframalpha.com...

I don't know if the OP is just playing around or not, but those calculators have been programmed with the only rules in math that exist. To say anything different is making up ones own rules, or proving ones education to be sub-par.

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:12 PM

posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:13 PM

Originally posted by _BoneZ_

Originally posted by darius2025
Especially those still arguing 1 when there have been so many 'proofs' linked.

The rules for these types of equations are specific. Those rules are entered into calculators such as has already been shown:

www.wolframalpha.com...

I don't know if the OP is just playing around or not, but those calculators have been programmed with the only rules in math that exist. To say anything different is making up ones own rules, or proving ones education to be sub-par.

Buy a Casio scientific calculator, put in 6÷2(1+2) and the answer will be 1

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