Thread: 6÷2(1+2) = ? View Single Post
April 28th, 2011, 05:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
Bob Maxey
Senior Member

Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 4,837

Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 381
Thanked 810 Times in 641 Posts

LOL . . . the debate continues.

Actually, I once used a similar problem in HP ICT Training. In my case, it was this one: 1 + 2 x 3 = ?

Some said 9, some said 7. Oddly, when I expressed it the following way, time to solve was longer: 1.0 + 2.00 x 3.000 = ___

The answer to your question is 8.96. Also, make the responders prove their answer.

Since I am a world champion thread hijacker, I'll ask the gathered group to give the next number in this series and explain their guess.

1,1,1,2,1 _____

Bob

PEMDAS!

Nuff Said

If you are bored, try these math problems.

Unsolved Problems -- from Wolfram MathWorld

Bob

 Last edited by Vihzel; April 28th, 2011 at 05:19 AM.
 The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Bob Maxey For This Useful Post: jroc (April 28th, 2011), Stinky Stinky (April 28th, 2011)