Thread: 6÷2(1+2) = ? View Single Post
April 28th, 2011, 11:21 PM   #65 (permalink)
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 Originally Posted by Vihzel Welcome to one of the easiest algebraic equations in the world!... or is it? MUAHAHAHAHA! Can you solve this pesky little problem while also giving damning evidence that the other 2 can not possibly work? YOU MUST CHOOSE ONE AND ONLY ONE! Calculations: 6÷2(1+2) = 6÷2(3) = 3*3 = 9 6÷2(1+2) = 6÷2(3) = 6÷6 = 1 6÷2(1+2) = 6÷2+4 = 3+4 = 7 ADDED: Those calculations are simply thought processes for each possible answer. I am aware that there may or may not be something missing that could help clarify, but I am leaving it up to you to figure it out.
My Answer is nine, using the order of operations:

1: Perform any calculations inside parentheses.
2: Perform all multiplications and divisions, working from left to right.
3: Perform all additions and subtractions, working from left to right.

And since parentheses means multiplication it is done after the division.

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