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On 2/2/2018 3:37 AM, joeturn wrote: > 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. Says who? > 6÷2(1+2) = ? > 6÷2(3) = ? so this (3) does not exist anymore it turns into > 6÷2 x 3 = you idiot.