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    6/2(2 1)

    / is meant to be a divide sign
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    9?
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    (Original post by tarataika)
    9?
    9 or 1?
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    (Original post by 12ksmith)
    9 or 1?
    It's ambiguous notation so it could be either.
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    (Original post by Notnek)
    It's ambiguous notation so it could be either.
    The / should be a divide sign - it’s not on my keyboard.
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    (Original post by 12ksmith)
    9 or 1?
    I think that it's 9 because you have to divide before your multiply because of BIDMAS
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    (Original post by tarataika)
    I think that it's 9 because you have to divide before your multiply because of BIDMAS
    Have you studied distributive law?
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    (Original post by 12ksmith)
    6/2(2+1)
    9 because bidmas meaning 2+1=3 then 6/2=3 then finally 3*3=9
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    The correct answer is....
    write it better fool
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    (Original post by sophia13)
    9 because bidmas meaning 2+1=3 then 6/2=3 then finally 3*3=9
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    (Original post by 12ksmith)
    The / should be a divide sign - it’s not on my keyboard.
    6\div 2(2+1)

    Most likely this would mean 6\div 6 = 1

    But it's ambiguous so it would get a big red cross if I saw it in a student's work.

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    (Original post by XOR_)
    The correct answer is....
    write it better fool
    I’m doing my best on an iPhone. The / should be a divide sign
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    (Original post by Notnek)
    6\div 2(2+1)

    Most likely this would mean 6\div 6 = 1

    But it's ambiguous so it would get a big red cross if I saw it in a student's work.

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    (Original post by XOR_)
    The correct answer is....
    write it better fool
    This is the correct answer. If this was Facebook there would be a 1000 post debate about whether it is 1 or 9.

    TSR is more sophisticated
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    (Original post by 12ksmith)
    I have edited the original question
    It makes less sense now.
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    (Original post by Notnek)
    This is the correct answer. If this was Facebook there would be a 1000 post debate about whether it is 1 or 9.

    TSR is more sophisticated
    TSR is smaller >.>
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    (Original post by Notnek)
    This is the correct answer. If this was Facebook there would be a 1000 post debate about whether it is 1 or 9.

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    Blimey, I’m just asking a question. I understand what you’re saying but unfortunately due to Apple not having the actual divide sign on their keyboard I had to put a dash instead.
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    (Original post by 12ksmith)
    Blimey, I’m just asking a question. I understand what you’re saying but unfortunately due to Apple not having the actual divide sign on their keyboard I had to put a dash instead.
    These types of questions are posted again and again, not just on TSR. The answer should always be "Don't use ambiguous notation" but instead the threads will usually go on for 5 pages.

    Of course you did nothing wrong by asking your question and I'm genuinely sorry if any of my replies sounded harsh. Please continue to post maths question in the maths forum
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    (Original post by 12ksmith)
    6/2(2 1)

    / is meant to be a divide sign
    use BODMAS; this means brackets comes first, then division, then multiplication:

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