Originally Posted by ParishL31
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.
Also hate to burst your bubble but unless you dictate the order of operations into the equation when it is entered into a ti-83/84, the calculator will NOT follow order of operations.
However you are still correct.