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Emporia SoCal
01/09/13 4:23 pm

Gone for the highest voted number.

krisrowley
01/09/13 1:04 am

This equation was written poorly intentionally, to stimulate discussion. Using math to solve a problem IRL (recipe, carpentry, finances), one probably wouldnt write it like this. And there would be signs (each, $, hours, %, feet, etc) that would provide context for a sanity check of the equation.

susanr Colorado
01/08/13 8:22 pm

Troublemaker! =:-)

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EarlyBird Portland
01/08/13 7:33 pm

Susan would be right if her answer was 1.

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EarlyBird Portland
01/08/13 7:31 pm

Haha! Yes, pulling your chain and trying to stir stuff up! Haha!

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susanr Colorado
01/08/13 5:23 pm

Oh, sorry! Our comments (my reply to you below) crossed paths. =:-)

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susanr Colorado
01/08/13 5:22 pm

ZANDER - Nope, it's 9. STANDARD order of operations say parentheses, exponents, then multiplication AND division, left to right, whatever order they appear in. Google "order of operations" and check some legitimate math sites and you'll find that this is what they say.

ZANDER1390
01/08/13 5:22 pm

I would like to be the first to admit, I was wrong. It is 9 because when multiplication and division are next to each other you work from left to right no matter which is first. In this case division is first so it's 6/2(3) 6/2=3 and 3(3)= 9

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ZANDER1390
01/08/13 5:14 pm

ORDER OF OPERATIONS! Parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction IT'S 1!

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penguins511
01/08/13 2:29 pm

Ok FINE!
My mistake
Guys,
It's 9....

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penguins511
01/08/13 2:28 pm

I can see 9
The same thing but
6/2(3)
3(3)
9
Ok I see...

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penguins511
01/08/13 2:18 pm

LOL
6/2(2+1)
6/2(3)
6/6
1
LOLOLOL how is it NOT 1?!?!!
*(really, someone please explain)????

penguins511
01/08/13 2:16 pm

No need for insults!
The purpose of this app is ONLY for...





Laughing as hard as u at the people who can't figure this out ????

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drewvigne Florida
01/08/13 12:42 pm

Susanr is right. PEMDAS clearly states that 9 is the correct answer. If you get 1, then you are doing it wrong. Believe me, just search up PEMDAS on your browser and you will find the correct way to solve a BASIC ALGEBRA PROBLEM.

gonzoboy Arizona
01/08/13 6:27 am

@susanr is my favorite math wizard!

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keabrook Los Angeles
01/07/13 11:51 pm

I so agree. Looks like California taught us well

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TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
01/07/13 10:40 pm

If moron means, smarter than you, then yes. If 6th grade you mean a Masters Degree in Business Management, then yep.

Thanks!

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wrldsk8r1
01/07/13 9:42 pm

Obama math as Clinton states is simple ARITHMETIC. Obviously the House control GPP all need to go back to math class!'

susanr Colorado
01/07/13 9:18 pm

Please take a Google trip to a few math web sites. Search by "order of operations." You will learn that *standard* PEMDAS includes the stipulation that when you get to the multiplication AND division part, you do them LEFT-TO-RIGHT, regardless of which order they appear in. (Same for A & S.) So: 9.

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Mkw618 California
01/07/13 9:04 pm

Go look up P.E.M.D.A.S. On google, since you clearly missed it in sixth grade.

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Mkw618 California
01/07/13 9:03 pm

You are a moron. Go back to the sixth grade.

Mkw618 California
01/07/13 9:03 pm

You are a moron. Go back to the sixth grade.

Mkw618 California
01/07/13 9:02 pm

WOW. Really people????
P.E.M.D.A.S....anyone remember this from basic algebra AT ALL? we are absolutely screwed if 75% of the population is truly that uneducated/uninvolved/absent-minded, or just plain stupid to get that one right. that is horrifying and pathetic.

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susanr Colorado
01/07/13 8:47 pm

Are you just pulling my chain?

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susanr Colorado
01/07/13 8:46 pm

Standard rules of operation say that you do what's in parentheses first, then exponents (none here), then multiplication AND division in a left-to-right manner. So it's 9. Google calculator gets it RIGHT; they're just throwing in the parentheses that are IMPLIED by order of ops.

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eli9687
01/07/13 7:16 pm

You have to get rid of the parenthesis before anything. You still have the parenthesis.

eli9687
01/07/13 7:15 pm

The answer is 1, why? 6/2(2+1) do what's inside the parenthesis first = 6/2(3) u still have to get rid of the parenthesis! u mult 2(3)= 6. 6/6= 1. google calculator gives u the wrong answer of 9 b/c it separates 6/2 * 2+1. The parenthesis doesn't go away just b/c u have done the prob inside of it.

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EarlyBird Portland
01/07/13 5:32 pm

Anyone who can't figure out a simple problem like this, need to take 6th grade math over.

Clearly the answer is 1.

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TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
01/07/13 4:34 pm

9!
9!
9!
9!
9!
9!
9!
9!
9!
9!

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FyndFyre Moon Base Alpha
01/07/13 4:41 am

Yep, and good riddance!

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
01/07/13 4:05 am

9 is correct. Find someone who said 1, and beat them up instead.

NN03 Seattle, WA
01/06/13 11:11 pm

For everyone who thinks it's one you have to do the parentheses first and follow PEDMAS

susanr Colorado
01/06/13 9:26 pm

Quitter.

No, sorry, just kidding! This has been an ordeal. But hey, I think we're about to be put out of our misery, since this poll is a.l.m.o.s.t at the bottom of the list. Surely it's about to disappear? Adios, 6/2(2+1)!

FyndFyre Moon Base Alpha
01/06/13 8:51 pm

The answer is nine. Hands down. No exceptions. Just Google it if you think it's one. I'm sick of this. If you think it should be one, go find your own planet to populate where you can create your own order of operations.

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susanr Colorado
01/06/13 8:38 pm

<sigh> PEMDAS, including the left-to-right part of it, tells us exactly which of those is correct.

It WOULD be clearer to everyone if the additional parentheses were thrown in, but they're not really necessary if one follows *standard* order of operations. Check some standard math sites.

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gpalms11
01/06/13 8:25 pm

NOT an issue of orders of operations (pemdas), but DENOMINATORS!! it is ambiguous whether it's 6/(2(2+1)) or (6/2)*(2+1)

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GODHATESU!
01/06/13 7:59 pm

I can only count to Potato.

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kdbc27
01/06/13 6:30 pm

Are we supposed to use standard math or Obama math?

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susanr Colorado
01/06/13 4:34 pm

Not quite. Standard order of operations says that everything after the "/" doesn't automatically become the denominator. You do what's in parentheses first: (2+1) = 3. Then any exponents (none here.) Then multiplication AND division, in a left-to-right direction. So 6/2 = 3. Then 3 x 3 = 9.

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susanr Colorado
01/06/13 4:29 pm

They have, they just forget (or didn't learn) that left-to-right business.

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