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If you meant 6/(2(1+2)) then simplify to get
6/6 which is 1
If you meant (6/2)(1+2) then simplify to get
3*3=9
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Exactly!!
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Thank you!!
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The way she wrote the question, the answer is 9.
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The denominator is not clearly defined.
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I say 1..

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It's 9. Order of operations.

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I say its 9. I don't understand how people get 1.

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Yeah it's confusing
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It is 9 no matter how you work it.
6/2(1+2)=3(3)=9

or 6/2(1+2)= 6/2+12/2 = 18/2 =9

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How do you get 12/2?
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Okay, now I get it. But you're not doing it right. You're thinking of it like this:
6 divided by 2 (3). It's supposed to be thought of like this. 6 divided by 2 x (3). Since the parentheses is first, that means you solve the operation with the parentheses first. So that would be 2 x (3). Then you get 6, and after that you get 1 once you divide it.
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6 divided by 2 equals 3
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And the second way I did it was using the Distributive Property, so you still get the same answer.
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No you don't. If you use the distributive property on the 3 that's left in the parentheses then you still don't get the same answer.
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To distribute 6/2 (1+2) you multiply each number in the parenthesis by the number before it. So (6/2x1) + (6/2x2) =6/2 + 12/2= 18/2=9. Or if you prefer to change the 6/2 to 3 first you get 3(1+2)= 3+6=9. No matter how you work this problem the answer will always be 9.
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No, you're wrong again. You have to remove the parentheses FIRST and as there's still a 3 in the parentheses, you multiply that by 2, in order to REMOVE the parentheses. Once you've done that, you get 6 and you divide that by 6 and you get 1.
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I honestly don't know what you are talking about. There are several ways to solve this and it ALWAYS comes up to 9
6/2(1+2) = 6/2 (3) =3(3) =9
6/2(1+2) = 6/2 (3) =18/2=9

Using the distributive property
6/2(1+2) = 3(1+2) = 3x1 + 3x3 = 3+6= 9
6/2(1+2) = 6/2x1 + 6/2 x 2= 6/2+12/2=18/2=9

There is NO way you can get 1.
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Order of Operations goes: PEMDAS. We have parentheses first. So we add 1+2 and we get 3. So now we have 6/2 (3). I think it would depend on how you're interpreting it. If that slash is a fraction, then the answer is 9. If that slash means divided by, then the answer is 1.

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Assuming it's divide by, you divide 6 by 2 and get 3, then 3(3) is multiplied, so it's 9. :)
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Incorrect. Here's the equation 6 divided by 2 x (3). Since we solve the operation with the parentheses first, that means we do 2 x (3) since 3 is in parentheses. The reason why we do this is this way we can get 3 OUT OF the parentheses. After that we have 6 divided by 6, which leaves 1.
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You only do what's inside the parenthesis first - that leaves you with 3. Then the other part of PEMDAS kicks in and you divide first, then multiply since that's how it's written out.

So you divide 6/2 which is 3, then multiply it by 3, which = 9

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Sephira, you do the operations that involve the parentheses. Not just the ones on the inside but the ones on the outside too. You are correct, Sephira - "You only do what's inside the parentheses FIRST." After you're done with what's inside the parentheses you do what's on the outside of the parenthesis that still involves an operation with the parentheses. Again, the reason you do this is to REMOVE the parentheses.
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So... for the sake of ending this because I have better things to do with my time. While I would likely have the correct on something like the SAT (or math class in general), there are multiple ways of answering this, of which 1 is a potential answer. - http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/03/facebook_math_problem_why_pemdas_doesn_t_always_give_a_clear_answer.2.html
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Order of operations - do what's in the parenthesis first, then multiply or divide (whichever comes first), then add or subtract (whichever comes first)...

6/2(1+2)=

6/2(3)=

3(3)= 9

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It's 1. People get 1 because the distribute first then multiply, then divide. They add the numbers in the parentheses and them multiply it by the 2 outside to get 6. Then what's left is 6 divided by 6 to get 1. 6/2(1+2), 6/2(3), 2(3)=6, 6/6=1
PEMDAS!!

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6 divided by 2 equals 3 not 2
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If you do PEMDAS you get 9 every time..
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Where did I put 6/2 =2. And no you don't get 9 every time, if you do it in order you get 1. 2 multipled by the 1 +2 in the parenthese equals 6. 6 divided by 6 equals 1.
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Some computer language operations work from left to right. Otherwise the problem is a bit ambiguous without additional parenthesis.

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1) A computer would compute 6/2(1+2) as 6/2(3) = 3 x 3 =
9.
That is also what PEMDAS does.
2) However, on this website, people
entering 6/2(1+2) mean (6/2)(1+2)
which would still be
9.
3) Or the person entering could mean
6/[2(1+2)] = 6/[2(3)] = 6/6 =
1.

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Precisely
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Thank you!!
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1. I have an IQ of 141 as determined by mensa.org. You would do 1+2 as it is in parentheses. U would get three. Then do 2*3 which would end up as 6. Then its 6/6 which comes out to 1.

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PEMDAS is to be used in order. Parentheses, Exponent, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction. You would get 9, if you divided before multiplying. Therefore you would be wrong.
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ok its 9 guys. even the calculator says so. use PEMDAS.

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