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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.  Reply With Quote

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1 if you old fashioned
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17. Re: What is the answer to this math sum Originally Posted by PsyPhin 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.  Reply With Quote

18. Re: What is the answer to this math sum Originally Posted by Commander 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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19. Re: What is the answer to this math sum Originally Posted by Commander 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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23. Re: What is the answer to this math sum Originally Posted by PJ SA a÷bc
6/2(1+2)

I see it as (a÷b) * c  Reply With Quote

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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  Reply With Quote

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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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