April 29th, 2011, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by alostpacket
As soon as you've done this part of your calculation you've assumed the order of operations incorrectly.
Think about it this way, 6 over 2 times 3. This is still written correctly, right?
__ (3) = 18/2 = 9
You would never multiply the (1+2) to the denominator, that would be like buying an iPhone.
you totally misread what I posted. Cause the part you quoted and said was incorrect is exactly how you would arrive at "9."
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