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**The problem**

**What is 6÷2(1+2) = ?**

**What do you think the answer is?**

We explain how to get the correct answer by using the modern interpretation of the order of operations. We also explain how you would get a different answer under the historical usage of the division symbol.

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## 29 comments

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Ans 1

The guy in the video is wrong. MDAS rule prevails…

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9

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1 is the answer

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The answer is 9

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1 before 1917 rules

9 solving the problems today bodmas

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Lets assume the answer is 9 but instead of 2 we have x. Find x.

6/x(1+2)=9, => 6/9=3x, => 0.666/3=x, =>0,222=x, which is not true, as we know that x=2.

But if we assume the answer is 1, at the end x=2.

So the answer is 1.

Sol:start in bracket 1+2=3 then

6÷2=3 the take the answer from bracket so that is 3×3=9 the answer is 9

My reply is 1

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The answer is 1. In the video the guy made a strong grammatical mathematical mistake.

So the instance of having 2 (3) alone in English means OF in mathematical interpretation which is also multiplication. That’s 2 of 3.

To negate the of the multiplication sign must be inscribe in the equation. Hence 6 ÷ 2 × (1+2) since the sign is not there then it is OF

BODMAS Bracket, Of , Division, Multiplication, Addition then subtraction.

Therefore, the answer is 1. 6 ÷ 2 of 3 equals 6 ÷ 6 equals 1.

6÷2(1+2)

=6÷(2+4)

=6÷6

=1

or

=6÷2(3)

=6÷6

=1

or

=6/2(1+2)

=3/(1+2)

=3/3

=1

So Answe should be 1

From #Bangladesh 🇧🇩

6÷2(1+2)

=6÷(2+4)

=6÷6

=1

or

=6÷2(3)

=6÷6

=1

or

=6/2(1+2)

=3/(1+2)

=3/3

=1

So Answe should be 1

From #Bangladesh 🇧🇩

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Ans:1.

Mathematically

1. In bracket 1+2=3

2. 2*3=6

Then 6/6=1.

Instead of mathematical sign consider the equation as 6 upon 2(1+2) which would look like 6/2(1+2) which solves to 6/6 equalling 1.

For me the answer is 1

If you want to multiple 6 : 2 with (1 + 2), so you must put bracket to (6 : 2) then the answer is 9.

If no, then you must multiple 2 with (1 + 2) first, then devide 6 with those result… So the answer is 1