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(Original post by MancStudent098)
Surely this is just pre GCSE maths? Division has priority over multiplication, therefore 9.
What about the brackets, they take precedent, no?
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According to the laws of distributivity-


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

This was on FB

And I can't remember the other answer, but there was so many people voting for it, no wondering why unemployment is so low, people can't do simple maths,.....

And I swear to god if someone looks through my post and tries to find any grammar mistakes I'll go skitszzz
1) You started a sentence with 'And'.
2) Your sentence should read there were so many people.
3) You missed out full stops at the end of your sentences and added a comma followed by five full stops after one of them.
4) You didn't capitalise the G in God.

I'm not sure of the answer to the maths question LOL.
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(Original post by ShayCamp)
9 - bodmas. 6 divided by 2 x (1 plus 2)
1 - trying to be extra 2 x (1 plus 2) divided by 6... really?
" trying to be extra "

Lol, if you voted for one you're ****ing extra GO SHAYCAMP
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Definitely 9
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You're all sh*ttin me right?

6÷2(1+2)=?

Before anything.. you work out whats in the bracket.


6÷2(3)=?

Then using "multiply before divide" rule..

6÷6=?

So the answer is quite clearly 1.
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1.
This was all over facebook the other day too. Simple.
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(Original post by OMG TOOTHBRUSH)
1) You started a sentence with 'And'.
2) Your sentence should read there were so many people.
3) You missed out full stops at the end of your sentences and added a comma followed by five full stops after one of them.
4) You didn't capitalise the G in God.

I'm not sure of the answer to the maths question LOL.
Should G be capitalised is a whole other argument
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4

(the number of times this thread has been done before...)
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CRAP got it wrong!
Brackets Over Division Multiplication Addition And Subtraction!
Bracket first which means the answer will be 1
Oh that's why i got a B in GCSE
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(Original post by The_0001)
What about the brackets, they take precedent, no?
Stuff in the brackets takes precedent, based on my limited understanding stuff adjacent to it is just multiplication. I was wrong anyway, turns out M and D have equal weight, so unless there is a clarifying rule beyond BIDMAS (work left to right perhaps?) it is an ambiguous expression that could equal 1 or 9.
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(Original post by LimeTree.)
You're all sh*ttin me right?

6÷2(1+2)=?

Before anything.. you work out whats in the bracket.


6÷2(3)=?

Then using "multiply before divide" rule..
6÷6=?

So the answer is quite clearly 1.
The answer is 1 but not because of some made up rule.
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WTF! I've just lost all faith in my mathematical abilities.

The answers I've gotten so far are 1 and 7.

6/2(1+2).
6/2 +4 (multiplied brackets out)
3+4
7

I've never liked maths
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Can you not use the search function? This question has been asked millions of times. If you go by the standard OOP you get 9, but it has been agreed by many who actually know about maths that the expression has deliberately been written incompletely to troll everyone and it has worked.

:facepalm:

Edit: Also, for some reason people seem the think that 2(3) implies (2(3)), when it's really just 2*3. The 2 isn't part of the bracket, which is one of the sources of trollage. The most obvious being the lack of brackets.

It should be written as 6/(2(1+2)) or (6/2)(1+2) to avoid confusion.
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(Original post by Occlusal)
Should G be capitalised is a whole other argument
oh no... lool
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(Original post by liviaaa)
But to get 1, it'd be written: 6/(2(1+3)) ?
Remember to do brackets first. This would be 6/(2(4)) = 6/8 = 3/4 (three-quarters.)
BUT 6/2(1+2) = 6/2(3) = 6/(2(3)) because division takes priority over multiplication, and hence without brackets, division is the default thing to do.
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WTF! I've just lost all faith in my mathematical abilities.

The answers I've gotten so far are 1 and 7.

6/2(1+2).
6/2 +4....6/2(3)
3+4
7

I've never liked maths
Thats where you went wrong.. 1+2 is 3, not 4 :P
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I think it would have to be nine, considering that you always start with the brackets, then do the rest.

So 1+2=3, 6÷2=3, 3x3=9
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WTF! I've just lost all faith in my mathematical abilities.

The answers I've gotten so far are 1 and 7.

6/2(1+2).
6/2 +4 (multiplied brackets out)
3+4
7

I've never liked maths
Where did you get 4?!?!!!?!?! :confused::confused:
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Should G be capitalised is a whole other argument
I apologise in advance for the pedantry but it's still wrong. It either needs a capital G if it's a proper noun or an 'a' in front if it's just a regular noun.
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