Can Americans solve something as basic as this?
How about this? Only for Americans
Honestly you are so fucking stupid. What is it with everyone thinking Americans are just stupid? There are a little over 300 million people living here and you think they are all stupid? Please kys
the answer is 1
us the PEMDAS system
parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction.
If we go in that order, we get 1=2, which equals 3. We then multiply 2 and 3 to get 6, which divided by 6 gives us 1.
solve 1+2 first to get 3, then divide 6 my 2 to get 3, I believe you're then supposed to multiply. Giving you 0.
Everyone is getting 1 because of the PEMDAS system, which is parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. I have never heard if the bedmas system before.
So basically OP is a faggot because this proves different countries or school may use different methods therefor nobody is really wrong they are just using different methods.
So lets go over why this is wrong and why this clickbait meme shit is so successful at garnering replies/social media hype.
The answer is indeed 9,
why? Isn't there the PEMDAS system as a basis?
Yes, but MD and AS are of equal weight, so in mathematics we say that whichever comes first from left to right, then gets precedence over the other.
6 / 2(1+2) $ we do parenthesis first
6 / 2(3) $ Now starting from left to right
6/2 => 3
3(3) => 9
if you really need more evidence
Second part, why does this and shit similar to it get so much hype?
Because the problem is so simple, most people will rush and forget the little left to right rule, and then we see a ton of people screaming 1 and another group screaming 9, thus creating stupid little fucking arguments. Stop contributing to clickbait bullshit
Both Bednar and pemdas apply in every equation.
PEMDAS = parentheses, exponents, multiplication and division, finally addition and subtraction. Notice how I wrote it out and note the word "and" vs "then". So the problem would be done as
6÷2 (3) =?
3 (3) =9
The answer is 9.
> thinks computers understand ambiguity
Did you even go to school. Didn't they tell in elementary school that most calculators can't give correct answers because ambiguity? I bet you're American
It's simple triangle plus ovole equals square, trapezoid divided by rectangle equals circle, square times circle equals OP is a fagget
Use it in a word problem faggot, because right now I just see some retard scribbling numbers and symbols trying to make some problem.
Holy shit this place is retarded if you are actually saying 1. You all are massively confused by the division sign and/or spacing.
6 ÷ 2(1+2) = 6÷2(1+2) = 6/2(1+2) = (6/2)(3) = (3)(3) = 9
You start with parenthesis and then go from left to right once the parenthesis is executed. You all could try learning infix, prefix, and postfix and maybe order of operations will be less challenging.
My biggest issue with this point, is that in this situation 6 is equivalent to 2(3). So 6/6 should be equivalent to 6/2(3). But one of these if obviously 1, and according to you, the other is 9.
Ok, but once the parenthesis is executed, it's not like they disappear. It wouldn't make sense for the number to just be floating there with no course of action enacted. The parenthesis still surround the 3, which turns it into 2 x 3, which equals 6. You then do the division, which equals 1.
Proof of concept
Mathematics is the full word. Math is correct since it is a shorthanded version of the word mathematics.
MATHematics makes sense since it is a reduction down to the first four letters of the word.
MATH(s)ematics makes none since there is an additional or repartitioned "s" being spliced onto the shorthand of "mathematics".
2(3) is equivalent to 6
but the operation that is done is 2 * 3
therefore the problem becomes
6 / 2 * 3
then again, left to right
6/2 => 3
and you're left with 3 * 3.
Just because something is next to parenthesis does not mean that you do what is outside them first, only the inside.
What the hell is the logic here?...
Yes, once the operations within the parenthesis are executed, it simply becomes a number. Then you follow order of operations from left to right because division and multiplication have the same precedence.
You can explore this by using a stack method to execute reverse polish notation expressions, postfix, if you don't believe me.
Show your order with symbols because your explanation makes no sense
how does your brain work like that
that's the whole point of this clickbait I think.
half the people assume that [6/(2(1+3))] and the other half assumes [6/2 * (1+3)].
I think the latter is right tho. Since there is no bracket around 2(1+2)
He had the right Idea, but idk how he got 7 lmao eggsdee
You do distribute it then add for 6/6 = 1
>Not trusting a computer to follow order of operations
Do you even postfix bro
Computers don't parse expressions like humans. They are converted to save memory.
>This retarded and actually thinks all programming languages interpret expressions the same.
Mathmatica does it correctly.
Anything with a variable introduced is algebra. He just got rid of the x for two steps and then threw it back in at the end.
He fucked it up. Proper would be
6 / 2 ( 1 + 2) = x
6/2(3) = x
9 = x
or anything else of the sort
>6 / 2 = 3
>1 + 2 = 3
>3 * 3 = 9
This is all nonsense in terms of his original expression.
Learn to math.
how about you give some context? what are we actually trying to solve?
that way there is no debate about what the original order of operations was used.
I see this all the time in business. bad grammar, both verbal and mathematical. all it takes is a quick clarification from the source of the problem and the solution is easy.
this is implying that the source of this problem understood this unambiguous order of operations.
given that so many people are "stumped" by it concludes that it's not so obvious.
Yeah give him a gold star for making up a method with no logic progression
f(x) = 6 / 2 ( 1 + 2) = g'(x)
oh wait that method actually still made more sense ill try again
6 / 2 ( 1 + 2) = x
40 = 40
40 = 40
40 = 40
40 = 40
40 = 40
40 = 40
All of my steps are relevant to the original equation as you can see
At least when I was taught PEMDAS I was told to do them in pairs left to right.
Parentheses, Exponents from left to right.
Multiplication, Division from left to right.
Addition, Subtraction from left to right.
Boys boys boys... Listen ya fuckin tards yes BRACKETS/PARENTHESIS are the first letter of PEDMAS or BEDMAS. But here's the thing! That means you do the stuff IN the brackets first!!! :O imagine that. So what we end up with is 6/2(3) . Now, is 3 a part of the bracket with 2? Of course not! So what do we get??? 3(3) and you all know what that gives us! That's right, fucking 9.
Looks good to me. Can't really argue with that
>thinking americans are stupid
>some of the most brilliant minds in history where american
>we invented everything you rely on in your everyday life
>our universities are the best in the world and are the hardest to get into to
order of operations
Go to the 6/2 next, which is three. three times three is 9
Half life 3 confirmed.
A triangle has three sides
You know what else has three sides?
A pyramid from one side. Pyramids
Egyptians built pyramids
You know who else built pyramids? Mayans
Mayans made a calendar that ended in 2012
You know what else happened in 2012? Obama's run for presidency for the second time
Obama. Obama has five letters. You know what else has five letters? Dodge
Dodge was bailed out by the american government in 2008
The presidential elections for obama's first term happened in 2008
Obama has ties to William and Hillary clinton
The Clintons had two presidential stints in the 90s.
Hillary Clinton is running for president in this year.
That is possibly three terms in the office for the clintons.
You know what else has to do with threes and governments?
6/2(1+2)= illuminati confirmed.
Yeah but I also built a pyramid as one of my projects back in high school.
It was in year 7.
Seven has 5 letters in it.
7 x 5 = 35
35 divided by the number of corners on a pyramid = 35/4
During that time my father was 55 years old.
55 divided by the number of brothers I have is 55/2
55/2 divided by 35/4 = 3.14
The answer is pi
You are mostly correct, but this equation is ambiguous. It is written poorly.
The division sign used in this equation is not used in higher maths because of the ambiguity.
We don't know if the 6 is being divided by the 2, or if the 2(3) is meant to be the denominator.
Both 1 and 9 are correct in this situation because of the ambiguity of the symbol used here to represent division.
Where the fuck did you learn math? Order of operations. Grouping symbols first, so it's always 1+2 first.
Exponentials next, None. Multiplication and division side by side in whatever order comes first in the equation written. 6/2 is next. That leaves three times three, which then results in the answer of 9. 9 is the only answer.
3 + 8[3 + 2^3 - (5 + 3)]
Now, adding on to teach /b/ mathematics, Here is another example. Start with brackets first, inside the brackets, there are parenthesis, inside the parenthesis there is addition. 5+3 is 8. carrying on, inside the brackets, we have 2^3, which is an exponent. 2x2x2 is 8. Now we see we have the problem 3+8-8 is inside our brackets. The 8s cancel each other out, one acting positive and one acting negative, so we are left with 3. Now our equation is 3+8 8x3 is 24. 24+3 is 27. Simple.
College. You cannot do higher math if you don't know what the distributive property is.
Look it up.
If you see 2(1+2) it is the exact same as (2*1 + 2*2).
It is a standard rule in math.
The distributive property does not apply in this case. I guarantee if this was on a math test, the way that gets 9 would be marked correct. Distributive only works if the number outside is not being affected, however for it to do Like that in this equation, it would have to start out the equation. If the equation did not have the six there, starting with distributing the two would work.
The problem can be seen as two different problems. You just have not had any higher maths to realize I guess.
No not always. One could say the opposite about having a space between the 2 and the (1+2).
The reason why this problem and problems like it cause so much controversy and are posted is because they are ambiguous and can be interpreted different ways.
Unfortunatly this is what the obama administration wants to create. Bush made it where you couldn't fail a grade (no child left behind) so instead of trying to make sure children are learning the materials, they advance them so they will never get it.
Obama and Common Core now made it so not only can they not fail but they will never get right answer. But instead of calling them a dumbass we allow them to become engineers because as long as they have a good reason for how they got to their solution it ok. Like dumping coal ash into the water supply. It ok folks they had a good reason!
pe md as
was that so hard? I understand the confusion as multiplication and division are technically does at the same time, but one function carries the parenthesis and thus is done first... lending priority
you complete all math functions of a parenthesis first..
the answer is 1.... or 9 if you are an unwashed heathen who goes left to right with no regard for parenthesis.