Thread: 62(1+2) = ?
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Old January 6th, 2013, 02:58 PM   #268 (permalink)
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62(1+2) is not the same as {62}(1+2).

In order to get 9, you need to add the brackets {parentheses} in the latter equation which were not in the original question. If you start implying {} in different parts of the equations, you will get different answers.

FYI, up in Canada, we use the acronym BEDMAS (not that that makes any difference)
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