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What is the answer to this math problem? I bet most get it wrong *update w/ answer*

Posted by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:45 AM
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8/4(1+2)=?

 8/4 is division for those of you who are confused............

HINT: Parentheses outrank exponents, which outrank multiplication and division (but multiplication and division are at the same rank), and these two outrank addition and subtraction (which are together on the bottom rank). When you have a bunch of operations of the same rank, you just operate from left to right

ANSWER: The reason people are getting this wrong is becasue they are putting too much thought into it. PEMDAS is the order of operations but when it comes to division and multiplication they are equal rank which means you do whichever comes first in the problem. if you go by the PEMDAS exactly you will get 2/3 but if you remember the general rules you will get the correct answer whih is 6.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:46 AM

.6666  or two thirds if you prefer.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:47 AM
I want to say 6 but not sure.
ncohetero
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:47 AM
2/3?
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Superlaura328
by Platinum Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:47 AM

0.667

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:48 AM
6
sarebare7
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:48 AM
6
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pbjtime87
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:48 AM
6
anng.atlanta
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:48 AM

6

friendlymom48
by Bronze Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:49 AM
6
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lauren.m
by Platinum Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:49 AM
I want to say 6 but i am probably wrong. Been a long time since math class.
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