Math Equation a lot of people get wrong 

5 years ago  '08 #281 
$8,911  4115 
4. PEMDAS is the method, but the people getting 2 are forgetting that mutiplication/division and addition/subtraction are treated equally, so you work from left to right after doing 3x0. I had the easiest time in school doing Algebra, but when it came to Geometry...


5 years ago  '05 #282  
$25,766  10960 
Tell me in right though!  

5 years ago  '04 #283  
$11,611  3251 
 

5 years ago  '12 #284 
$12,548  3876 
n*ggas who got 1 or 2 probably wrote this sh*t on a piece of paper too to work it out.
fu*king retards 

5 years ago  '04 #285  
$7,198  331 
1) You added brackets, which were not in the original equation. It changes the 2(1+2) to a single term, when it is not written as such. You're taking away a 6 % 2, when that should be done before 2(1+2). As I said, It is written in an ambiguous way, and someone may interpret the 6 as the numerator and the 2(1+2) as a single term in the denominator. However, we can't a.ssume that. The ONLY thing we can a.ssume is that a number next to parentheses is multiplication. So it's 6 % 2 x (1+2). The answer is 9. 2) Secondly, there's no reason to use the distributive property when you have no unknown variable to solve for. Distributive property is used to SIMPLIFY an equation, such as taking 2(x+2) and changing it to 2x + 4. We aren't solving for X, so there's no reason to bother with that when the ORDER OF OPERATIONS with the MATHEMATICS already provides us with the SIMPLEST method. And as you know, in math you are to use the simplest method. Proof? When x = 1; 2x + 4 and 2(3) both equal 6. LOL So to summarize again, the answer is 9, however a set of brackets or an additional x before the parenthesis would make things clearer. Simply go on YouTube or any of the million pages on this exact question, and you will see every authority says what I just said. Last edited by Magnificent Phoenix; 04052013 at 04:19 AM..  

5 years ago  '05 #286  
$14,162  11 
You're making things far more difficult than they need to be. It's the order of operations again. Parentheses first, 1+2=3. Since you're going from left to right you do the division first. There's no need to distribute. That's how you get 9.  

5 years ago  '05 #287 
$3,023  846 
Answer is 1


5 years ago  '05 #288  
$14,162  11 
You don't have to multiply before you divide. They are equal in the order of operations, so you go left to right. That's the great thing about math. It's not open for interpretation. You're either right or not.  

5 years ago  '07 #289  
$881  149 
 

5 years ago  '04 #290 
$50,649  9581 
fuk school


5 years ago  '11 #291 
$5,383  3126 
16 pages? I win...


5 years ago  '04 #292  
$5,497  115 
 

5 years ago  '07 #293  
$881  149 
 

5 years ago  '07 #294 
$881  149 
what you get for that?


5 years ago  '05 #295  
$481  72 
 

5 years ago  '04 #296 
$4,867  1271 
People are really arguing the answer isn't 4?
Smarten up ninjas!!! And why are people making parenthesis when there are none. Parenthesis then exponents then multiplication/division and lastly addition/subtraction. That's like middle school math fam. Y'all need to log off and hit them books!!! 

5 years ago  '05 #297  
$47,919  13337 
 

5 years ago  '11 #298  
$5,383  3126 
And after that if u have add or sub you work left to right  

5 years ago  '10 #299 
$4,065  1285 
its 16 pages of dumb smart retarded mf's in here discussing a high school math equation
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5 years ago  '06 #300 
$13,778  1147 
1 is the x




