## anonymous 5 years ago 6÷2(1+2)=

1. anonymous

1

2. anonymous

This meme needs to die. Also it's not 1.

3. anonymous

why is it not 1?

4. anonymous

Because order of operations. $6\div 2(1+2) = 6\div2(3) =3(3)$ Multiplication and division is from left to right, not right to left

5. anonymous

Or if you prefer: $6\div 2(1+2) = 6\div 2(3) = 6 \div 2\times 3 = 3 \times 3 = 9$

6. anonymous

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Divide [6%2C2%281%2B2%29]

7. anonymous

polpak is correct

8. anonymous

nope, wolfram alpha begs to differ.

9. anonymous

You parsed it incorrectly.

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12. anonymous

Try again.

13. anonymous

okay, you are right. I tried it in google. and it gives 9.

14. anonymous

I do not understand the argument abt left or right

15. anonymous

in a series of operations, division is to be carried out first and then multiplication as per BODMAS

16. anonymous

no, they both have equal weight from left-to-right.

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