Thread: 62(1+2) = ?
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Old January 4th, 2013, 02:51 PM   #261 (permalink)
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Someone please feel free to correct me if I'm remembering this wrong--after all, it was back in 1982 that I took College Algebra.

There shouldn't be any ambiguity about this equation because you're supposed to solve the contents of parentheses first, hence we do the (1+2) to get 3. Then, since the remainder of the problem involves division and multiplication, we simply go from left to right to solve it.

We have:

6 / 2 * (1 + 2) or

(6 / 2) * (1+2) or

(6 / 2) * (3) or

(3) * (3) for an answer of 9.

Right...?
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