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On Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 9:00:37 PM UTC-5, Dutch wrote:
> On 2/1/2018 3:46 PM, joeturn wrote:
> >   6÷2(1+2) = ?
> > This expression can be simplified to yield 9
> > two ways and not be misunderstood by the majority.
> > The obvious is to multiply 6/2 by (1+2)
> > 1+2=3 times 6/2=3
> > thus 3 X 3 = 9
> > 
> > The second way to simplify is to covert it to
> > a fraction as shown below.
> > 6(1+2)/2. So you have
> > 6 x 3 divided by 2
> > 6x3 =18/2
> > 18/2 = 9
> > 
> > *always remove the parenthesis by solving whats in them first.
> 
> This expression can be solved to yield 1 several ways using rules that 
> are commonly believed to be correct.
> 
> 6÷2(1+2) = ?
> 6÷2(3) = ?
> prioritize 2(3) as an implied multiplication like ab, so
> 6÷6=1
> or
> 6÷2(1+2) = ?
> the next operation has a name, I forget what it is..
> 6÷(2+4) = ?
> 6÷6=1
> or
> interpret ÷ as a fraction, again
> 6÷6=1
> 
> 
> >   It is as simple as 1+2x3
> > 
> No it isn't. (6/2)(1+3) is as simple as 1+2x3
> 6÷2(1+2) = ? is a confusing expression.

It is only confusing to the ones that flunked algebra

> https://math.berkeley.edu/~gbergman/misc/numbers/ord_ops.html
> 
> I'm not saying 9 is wrong, the expression is poor. Now obsess about 
> something else.

BULL SHIT you know not of what you speak.

When you solve what is inside of the parenthesis. They are automatically removed from the expression.

6÷2(1+2) = ?
6÷2(3) = ?  so this (3) does not exist anymore it turns into
6÷2 x 3 = you idiot.