Quote:
Originally Posted by Sharkonwheels
So you can follow my logic, I was taught 6/2(x+y)
is
6

2(x+y)

That's the part that's incorrect.
6/2(x+y)
is
6
 (x+y)
2
See the difference? You can't put just the 2 in the parenthesis, the way you're doing it, you're supposed to multiply the entire "six halves" against x and y.
The 6/2 part doesnt need a parenthesis to go before the 2 * (3) part since it's equal in order of operations and leftmost.