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    Seriously, this has been bothering me for days.

    I initially thought it was 1 but the people I think are smartest here and Stapes say 9.

    I also enjoy Stixx describing it as "basic algebra"
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    FWIW, I thought it was 9.

    But I'm a borderline retard, so yeah.

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    Its 1. You do things inside the parenthesis, then eliminate the parenthesis. You don't just treat them like a multiplication. Otherwise it would be structured that way.

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    Thats like middle school math. The answer is clearly 9.

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    Let me know when you start middle school.

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    Google says 9.

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    6/2(1+2) = (6/2) x (1+2) = (3) x (3) = 3x3 = 3+3+3 = 9

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    Reading up its poorly written but as it is the answer is 9.
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    All of you who said 1 need to go back to grade six. You do what's INSIDE the brackets (or parentheses, whatever your preference) first. Not outside. If there's a number outside the brackets it's assumed there is a multiplication sign between the number and the bracket.

    Writing

    6÷2(1+2)

    is the exact same thing as writing

    6÷2x(1+2)

    I haven't even been in a math class in almost 15 years but this is pretty straightforward. Stapes had the best couple of explanations days ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robelgordo View Post
    I also enjoy Stixx describing it as "basic algebra"

    I don't recall fucking with parentheses until pre-algebra in 7th grade, so yeah, that's what I associate it with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaft View Post
    All of you who said 1 need to go back to grade six. You do what's INSIDE the brackets (or parentheses, whatever your preference) first. Not outside. If there's a number outside the brackets it's assumed there is a multiplication sign between the number and the bracket.

    Writing

    6÷2(1+2)

    is the exact same thing as writing

    6÷2x(1+2)
    That doesn't exactly prove it as 9 though.

    6÷2x(1+2) goes to 6÷2x(3)

    The question is then what comes next?
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    Parenthesis isn't needed now, so you just work your way l-r, innit.

    If the end result was 6/(2x(3)), it's 1 obviously, but there's only one set of parenthesis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boner View Post
    That doesn't exactly prove it as 9 though.

    6÷2x(1+2) goes to 6÷2x(3)

    The question is then what comes next?
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    Parenthesis isn't needed now, so you just work your way l-r, innit.
    Pretty much this. So you go 6÷2 = 3. 3x3 = 9

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    No. You do stuff involving the parenthesis first.

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    The stuff INSIDE the parentheses. This really isn't that hard.

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    For Osiris, maybe.

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    [ame="http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=488334"]48�2(9+3)[/ame]

    A bunch of sciency people debate a similar equation, 48÷2(9+3)

    They agree that the answer to this one is 288 and that there is no order of operations between Multiplication and Division, and the way it is written you go left to right. They also agree it's poorly written to begin with.

    So using that on our equation, we get 9.

    I believe them.
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    Is it really poorly written? Maybe some people are just poor at math? Open any 6th or 7th grade math book. There are filled with problems just like these. This is a very basic and simple math question.

    But heres a hard one.

    2 + 3 - 1= ??? Now I say it is 497594237542. But my buddy says its 4. Riddle me that.

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