# restore my faith in humanity

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**I just got 100% in a college level algebra class. My answer is correct.**

Quoting Anonymous:

You do the division first and then the multiplcation

Quoting Snapdragon88:6÷2(1+2)

6÷2(3)

6÷6

=1

Quoting Anonymous:How are you guys getting 1?

Nevermind, thought you said one...?

And I learned to do this in sixth grade.

Quoting Anonymous:I am a math teacher and the correct answer is 9 ! I am glade I am the one who is teaching your children math! You should have all learnd how to do this in fourth grade!

Quoting Anonymous:I am a math teacher and the correct answer is one! I am glade I am the one who is teaching your children math! You should have all learnd how to do this in fourth grade!

My first answer was 1 ... but wouldn't it be 9 since you do division and multiplication from L to R? Since you are using PEMDAS, it isn't that you do all multiplication first, and then division, (and then addition, then subtraction) .. you just do them from L to R at that point. Right?

**Anonymous 4**on Feb. 15, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Yep. I hate PEMDAS.

Quoting JessT5280:True, but multiplication and division are done from L to R (not one before the other) so you do the division problem first, and then multiply.

I think. Lol. It's been a while.Quoting SaGe_Ed:order of operations. Do whats inside the parentheses first.

Quoting Anonymous:How are you guys getting 1?

**Anonymous 4**on Feb. 15, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Quoting JessT5280:

Quoting Anonymous:I am a math teacher and the correct answer is one! I am glade I am the one who is teaching your children math! You should have all learnd how to do this in fourth grade!

My first answer was 1 ... but wouldn't it be 9 since you do division and multiplication from L to R? Since you are using PEMDAS, it isn't that you do all multiplication first, and then division, (and then addition, then subtraction) .. you just do them from L to R at that point. Right?

I'm not a math teacher, but even I know that that math teacher is wrong. She frightens me.

**Hey I haven't been in elementary school in 25 yrs, sue me**

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Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 5:28 PM