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 (Some Guy) 6/2(1+2) = 9 no no, 6/2(1+2) = 1 no no, 6/2(1+2) = 2 821 More: Fail
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I don't know what's going on here but it frightens and confuses me.

I was told there would be no math.

I'm sorry, but I'm a little drunk

/it's not safe to drink and derive

Confabulat: I don't know what's going on here but it frightens and confuses me.

PEMDAS, my friend

Conventions have changed..and a poorly presented equation is open to interpretations.

"I shot the bear with the gun." It's just ineptly written.

optikeye: a poorly presented equation is open to interpretations.

As it's written in the headline it's not poorly presented at all

6/2(1+2)

Order of Operation says perform the operation in parentheses first

6/2(3)

Now since the only operations left are division and multiplication, perform those from left to right

6/2 = 3

So we are left with

3(3) = 9

It couldn't be more clear.

Meet Us at the Stick: Confabulat: I don't know what's going on here but it frightens and confuses me.

PEMDAS, my friend

I was taught it as BEDMAS, but yeah, same basic principle.

That's Numberwang!

Meet Us at the Stick: It couldn't be more clear.

6/2(1+2) ==> 6 / (2 * ( 1 + 2 ) )

or

( 6 / 2 ) * ( 1 + 2)

?

6/2(1+2) = 6/2*3 = 6/6 = 1

Meet Us at the Stick: optikeye: a poorly presented equation is open to interpretations.

As it's written in the headline it's not poorly presented at all

6/2(1+2)

Order of Operation says perform the operation in parentheses first

6/2(3)

Now since the only operations left are division and multiplication, perform those from left to right

6/2 = 3

So we are left with

3(3) = 9

It couldn't be more clear.

Okay, I see we're done here.

Order of operation means
6/2*3 = 9
6/(2*3) = 1

SoothinglyDeranged: Meet Us at the Stick: Confabulat: I don't know what's going on here but it frightens and confuses me.

PEMDAS, my friend

I was taught it as BEDMAS, but yeah, same basic principle.

I say Parentheses, You say Brackets, let's call the whole thing off! ;)

Anyway, it is clearly written from a "learn the order of operations so you don't screw up when using a calculator" standpoint, but it is terribly written from a mathematically aesthetic standpoint. Unless I were testing my kids on P/BEMDAS, I would write it differently in order to specifically prevent confusion. Probably something like (6/2)(1+2) or 6(1+2)/2 or something like that.

/teach 7th grade math in Thailand

2+2=Derp

If math were easy it'd be your mom.

6/2(3) is really:

6
----- (3)
2

which is 9.

/whatdidiwin?

6/2(1+2) = Potato

SoothinglyDeranged: Meet Us at the Stick: Confabulat: I don't know what's going on here but it frightens and confuses me.

PEMDAS, my friend

I was taught it as BEDMAS, but yeah, same basic principle.

Technically it's BEDMAS. The P stands for "parentheses" which are grammatical symbols. "Brackets" are the mathematical name for the equivalent symbols.

Could someone explain how that could possibly = 2?

Please excuse my dear aunt sally.
6/2(1+2) = 1

/Problem solved.

mamoru: SoothinglyDeranged: Meet Us at the Stick: Confabulat: I don't know what's going on here but it frightens and confuses me.

PEMDAS, my friend

I was taught it as BEDMAS, but yeah, same basic principle.

I say Parentheses, You say Brackets, let's call the whole thing off! ;)

Anyway, it is clearly written from a "learn the order of operations so you don't screw up when using a calculator" standpoint, but it is terribly written from a mathematically aesthetic standpoint. Unless I were testing my kids on P/BEMDAS, I would write it differently in order to specifically prevent confusion. Probably something like (6/2)(1+2) or 6(1+2)/2 or something like that.

/teach 7th grade math in Thailand

Considering younger Americans (including middle-schoolers, high-schoolers and, unfortunately, college students) can't add 6+8 without their calculators, it's incumbent on teachers to make sure they can at least use them correctly.

See my user name? It's 9.

Meet Us at the Stick: optikeye: a poorly presented equation is open to interpretations.

As it's written in the headline it's not poorly presented at all

6/2(1+2)

Order of Operation says perform the operation in parentheses first

6/2(3)

Now since the only operations left are division and multiplication, perform those from left to right

6/2 = 3

So we are left with

3(3) = 9

It couldn't be more clear.

Exactly. I actually did it in my head, looking at the headline, and came up with the correct answer.

It's 9. Come on, I just got out of a remedial math course and I can figure it out.

1+2 is 3. 6/2 is 3. So you have 3 * 3 and that is 9.

Does any one besides me ever try to use the date to make math equations?

3+(3+0)x(2+0)=12

I try this everyday. Most days I can find something even if it's a stretch, some days I can't math it out at all.

I hope you enjoy typing 6÷2(1+2)= into your
calculator and seeing what you get.

There are people who might enjoy that?

Implied operators? What the fark is that?

SweetSaws: Could someone explain how that could possibly = 2?

Apple is keeping the other 7 for themselves.

Even if you were right subby, that would still leave 1 for the chandelier, one for the singing telegram girl and 7 for the people who didn't get your reference

SurfaceTension: 6/2(3) is really:

6
----- (3)
2

which is 9.

The way it's written is 6/ 2*3 = 1. There's no space after the 2 so it's not written as 6 halves.

According to my calculator, the answer is Lo Bat

Spot the people that never coded in Forth.

Eddie Adams from Torrance: That's Numberwang!

Came for this, leaving satisfied at least to the ninth power.

impaler: Order of operation means
6/2*3 = 9
6/(2*3) = 1

Why did you add in the brackets? Where'd they come from?

What if I run a mile in 7 minutes?

Meet Us at the Stick: optikeye: a poorly presented equation is open to interpretations.

As it's written in the headline it's not poorly presented at all

6/2(1+2)

Order of Operation says perform the operation in parentheses first

6/2(3)

Now since the only operations left are division and multiplication, perform those from left to right

6/2 = 3

So we are left with

3(3) = 9

It couldn't be more clear.

I'm glad I'm not the only one that did the problem in their head and then wondered why the headline said no to the right answer.

You guys are missing the real point here, which is that if the iPhone says it's 2, it's 2.

SweetSaws: Could someone explain how that could possibly = 2?

Because Steve Jobs said so

Is this like "What's the square root of 69?"

as written it's 9. you have to add parens to make it come out 1.

6/2(1+2)
=6/2*(3)
=3*3
=9

Any other way, you're doing it wrong

=6/2*3=6/6 would mean that what you really have is 6/(2(1+3))=6/(2(3))=6/6

No parentheses on the bottom implies only one number in the denominator.

SweetSaws: Could someone explain how that could possibly = 2?

Because Jesus.

Mearen: SurfaceTension: 6/2(3) is really:

6
----- (3)
2

which is 9.

The way it's written is 6/ 2*3 = 1. There's no space after the 2 so it's not written as 6 halves.

Spaces have no mathematical meaning. You lose. Good day, sir.

subby loses points for his alternate, incorrect answers.

his score ? Derper Potato

BurnShrike: SoothinglyDeranged: Meet Us at the Stick: Confabulat: I don't know what's going on here but it frightens and confuses me.

PEMDAS, my friend

I was taught it as BEDMAS, but yeah, same basic principle.

Technically it's BEDMAS. The P stands for "parentheses" which are grammatical symbols. "Brackets" are the mathematical name for the equivalent symbols.

Yo quiero Bedmas chicas

/Giggity giggity giggity

BurnShrike: SoothinglyDeranged: Meet Us at the Stick: Confabulat: I don't know what's going on here but it frightens and confuses me.

PEMDAS, my friend

I was taught it as BEDMAS, but yeah, same basic principle.

Technically it's BEDMAS. The P stands for "parentheses" which are grammatical symbols. "Brackets" are the mathematical name for the equivalent symbols.

Brackets are the general name for (), [], {}, etc. Parentheses is the specific name for a type of bracket, specifically ().

In the US, we generally call them parentheses even in math. In other countries, they tend to just call them brackets.

DarwiOdrade: SweetSaws: Could someone explain how that could possibly = 2?

Apple is keeping the other 7 for themselves.

Yeah, the last comment on that page said it was dropping the number next to next to the parentheses but I dont have an iphone to test this...

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