Thread: 6÷2(1+2) = ? View Single Post
April 28th, 2011, 03:08 PM   #24 (permalink)
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^lol!!

The parentheses is the key. Thats why I think its 1. Now that I think about it, I see how using BODMAS gives the same answer of 1. You work with the parentheses until you cant anymore.

Now I see how dan330 could use BODMAS and still get 1. And 2(3) is 2 times 3, thats what I was taught. Solving that still working with the parentheses makes that 6. Then its 6÷6.

The reason why the other 2 answers wont work is you have to do everything inside the parentheses first then go from there. That cancels the answer being 7 out off the break.

And the only way for the answer to be 9 is if you go out of order.

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