## Goten77 2 years ago simple order of operations question.... problem is that ive heard 2 stories question below

1. Goten77

$6\div 2(2+1)=?$

2. Goten77

i know order of operations is par thesis 1st... so it becomes $6\div 2(3)$ but then isnt it multiplication 1st then division? or arent they on the same level? or does that parenthesis around the 3 make any change?.... ive heard stories now

3. hba

9

4. hba

We can follow, PEMDAS or BODMAS.

5. hartnn

not again!

6. hba

BODMAS means Bracket of division multiplication addition and subtraction.

7. Goten77

so basically $6\div 2(3) = 6\div 2 \times 3$

8. Goten77

and the parenthesis around 3 has no effect?

9. hba

Not in this case.

10. Goten77

well since what your saying is true * i believe* that means on a old question on here some1 told me a different story and i didnt feel like arguing .... but yes he obviously told them wrong but oh well.. just making sure

11. hartnn

when you have only multiplications and division, the order of evaluation is from left to right. and a(b) is ecactly same as a*b.

12. Goten77

thats what i thought @hartnn but this guy said it was multiplication then division..... and i knew it had to b wrong

13. hartnn

multiplication and division have exactly equal priorities.