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Math problem most people get wrong...Updated with answer

Posted by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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 6÷2(1+2)= 

So, do you know what the answer is?

I think I have seen this on here before but I will ask again.

Once there are some answers I will post the correct answer.

 

The answer is 9...Once you work the parenthesis, you work from left to right.

6÷2(1+2)=

6÷2(3)=

3(3)=

9

by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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thickmamaof2
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:02 PM
I'm terrible at Math. I know you would do the parenthesis first but after that I'm not to sure


My guess though is 9
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illinoismommy83
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Ah, it is 9. :( I fail

frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

I think it is it 9.   I could be wrong though.  Very rusty in this format of math.

Erna2
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

9

greenie63
by Nancy on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:04 PM

PEMDAS

9

frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:04 PM

or 0.6667

xtwistedxlovex
by Gold Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:04 PM
I was not taught to prioritize multiplication by juxtaposition, so I would answer 9.
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poietes
by Laura on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:05 PM
9
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Pink.Frosting
by Silver Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:05 PM

1

Beenhereforever
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:05 PM
6
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