Thread: 62(1+2) = ?
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 09:36 AM   #155 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Sharkonwheels View Post

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.
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