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# Want to play a game?

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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 02:25 PM
reply to post by satron

6/2(3) is the same as 6/2*3 because there is no longer a anything to calculate in the parenthesis. And your multiplication and division has to be from left to right, so you should get 9.

Exactly.

No debate here.

Anyone who "debates" this is simply incorrect.

Yes, the order of operations is PEMDAS or PBMDAS

But, Multiplication is in the same step as Division, not before it. So, the left to right takes precedence, because the two operations are the same step (just as addition and subtraction are in the same step...if subtraction was left, and addition was right, you'd do the subtraction first).

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 02:26 PM
9.

Wouldn't you prefer a nice game of chess?

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 02:34 PM
How bored you all must be

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 02:36 PM
i got 15.

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 02:52 PM
In my head I hear the computer from that old Matthew Broderick movie, War Games.
Want to play a game ?

Ok as long as it is not Thermal Nuclear War.

Or yuck MATH.. Who puts math and game together ? game and no math= fun(yes), game and math = work(no)
edit on 13-6-2012 by karen61057 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 03:19 PM
reply to post by JourPolaire

Isn't (1+2) the bracket part? So, 6/2(3) 6/6 = 1 That's what I did.....but I ain't no math expert.

2nd line

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 03:26 PM

Originally posted by ReMeDee1982
reply to post by JourPolaire

Isn't (1+2) the bracket part? So, 6/2(3) 6/6 = 1 That's what I did.....but I ain't no math expert.

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You do the bracket part first so....(1+2) = 3
Then you the remaining outside of brackets left to right (doesn't matter in this instance) 6/2 = 3
So you take 3 and take what is in the brackets which is (3)
So 3(3) where there is no annotation it implies multiplication
Answer is 9

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 03:43 PM
reply to post by ReMeDee1982

Yep, but 1 + 2 is in brackets, so you must solve it first.

6/2 (1+2) is the same as saying 6/2 x (1 + 2)
(There is no sign in between the two, so we multiply)

6/2 (1 + 2) - Solve brackets first.

6/2(3) - When there is a single number in the brackets, you can drop the brackets and continue on with the equation. In this case, you have solved (1 + 2) and ended up with (3). '3' doesn't need to be in brackets anymore because you have already solved (1 + 2)... the brackets are just there so you know to solve that first. There are no other signs in between, so the brackets can be left there, signifying 'multiplication,' or it can be rewritten as 6/2 x 3 (usually written this way for clarification when learning pre-algebra).

Order of operations, divide/multiply in order of appearance from left to right.

6/2 x 3

3 x 3

9.

I apologize... others have explained it better... I can hope you follow what I am saying. Forget simple math, I need to learn simple explanations lol.

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 03:49 PM

Originally posted by karen61057
In my head I hear the computer from that old Matthew Broderick movie, War Games.
Want to play a game ?

Ok as long as it is not Thermal Nuclear War.

Or yuck MATH.. Who puts math and game together ? game and no math= fun(yes), game and math = work(no)
edit on 13-6-2012 by karen61057 because: (no reason given)

Everything is math whether you realize it or not.

Do you play cards? Roll dice? Hopscotch? Ride a bike?
edit on 6/13/2012 by IpsissimusMagus because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 04:57 PM
reply to post by JourPolaire

Stop it stop it stop it. You're making my head hurt.

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:00 PM

Originally posted by IpsissimusMagus

Originally posted by karen61057
In my head I hear the computer from that old Matthew Broderick movie, War Games.
Want to play a game ?

Ok as long as it is not Thermal Nuclear War.

Or yuck MATH.. Who puts math and game together ? game and no math= fun(yes), game and math = work(no)
edit on 13-6-2012 by karen61057 because: (no reason given)

Everything is math whether you realize it or not.

Do you play cards? Roll dice? Hopscotch? Ride a bike?
edit on 6/13/2012 by IpsissimusMagus because: (no reason given)

Nope, nope and nope. I'm ok with the concept of math. I understand its necessity in making the world work. I just dont think its fun.
Here is the most truthful statement ever written on ATS. I really dont get math too much. I am a right brained, artsy type person and math is too hard for me to understand. I just let it be and it lets me be.

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 07:28 PM
Ugh, I get you.

For those of us who want to go all squirrelly and just see an equation and be able to solve it without any of the intermediary steps, the Rules tend to kick us in the vitals later on.

And yet our brains will still persist in trying to do things their way, and any rules we learn which will be indispensable once we advance to higher levels fall right out of our widdle brains almost immediately after we memorize them.

And you have to show your work, right?

Right?

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 07:35 PM
I can get both.

6 / 2 * (1 + 2) gives us 9.
6 / (2 * (1 + 2)) gives us 1.

Win.

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