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    6/2(1+2)
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    Can be anything here
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    Answer is: 9

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    If you use this (/) as the division symbol, the answer is 1. If you use the standard division symbol, the answer is 9.
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    1 if you old fashioned
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsyPhin View Post
    6/2(1+2)
    The way it has been written leaves it open to interpretation. But I would say the / is intended to say 6 / (2(1+2)) which would mean the answer is 1.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Commander View Post
    The way it has been written leaves it open to interpretation. But I would say the / is intended to say 6 / (2(1+2)) which would mean the answer is 1.
    No, it does not say that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commander View Post
    The way it has been written leaves it open to interpretation. But I would say the / is intended to say 6 / (2(1+2)) which would mean the answer is 1.
    Nope 6/2 is outside the brackets and you moved the 2 to inside an added bracket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ SA View Post
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    6/2(1+2)

    I see it as (ab) * c
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    6/2(1+2)

    is the same as:

    6/2*(1+2)=9

    but not the same as:

    6/(2(1+2))=6/(2*(1+2))=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woestyn Willem View Post
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    The way this is written is not clear at all. It's impossible to tell whether the (1+2) is part of the denominator. If it is then the answer is 1.
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