Thread: 62(1+2) = ?
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Old April 28th, 2011, 02:17 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I say 9 as well. With PEMDAS, it's what's inside the parenthesis. As others have said, when the one number is in the parenthesis and the other is outside, it can simply be rewritten with a multiplication symbole.

2(3) = 2 * 3, and once you rewrite it that way, PEMDAS takes over and you divide 6/2 first then multiply by 3.

Also just punched it into my TI-83 and got 9. I trust that thing with my life...well at least when it comes to math.
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