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  • 5 years ago

Hi, here is the problem: is the answer 1 or 9? to this: 6/2(1+2)

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  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    the answer is 1, use the order of operations. A good way of remembering it is the acronym P.E.M.D.A.S. which stands for parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction

  2. anonymous
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    that's what i think too... but we are debating that you do mult and div from left to right after the parentheses.. LOL so it would be 3 X 3 making 9... not 6 divided by 6 to get 1.. we shall see! thanks!

  3. anonymous
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    no, you always do multiplication before division

  4. anonymous
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    no, sorry, it is left to right

  5. anonymous
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    lol... see? that's what keeps happening ...i sticking with the answer of 1... thanks

  6. anonymous
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    here, look at this site - http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/vol7/order_operations.html

  7. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    thanks :D

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