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Originally posted by satron
It's 9, and I can't believe people don't understand order of operation. How do you debate it? It's a right and wrong question.
You also go left to right, if that helps.
Oh, and when there is no operation to sort out in between the parenthesis, you can treat is as multiplication.edit on 12-6-2012 by satron because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by IpsissimusMagus
reply to post by satron
The debate depends on whether you rewrite the action after solving the parenthesis.
6 / 2 (1+2) =
do you rewrite it like this 6 / 2 ( 3 ) =
or like this 6 / 2 x 3 =
Does it matter?
I like your way of thinking.
Originally posted by sam_inc
i hate math, i'll pass
Originally posted by Avalessa
Parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction.
6/2(1+2) is 1.
Wait... Google says that it is (6÷2) x (1+2).
Maybe this question is a matter of opinion?edit on 1/7/12 by Avalessa because: (no reason given)
This is killing me now, thanks... Especially now that my education is being insulted ):