Everyone is arguing about this problem,  The problem involves the order of operations, historical math notation, and binary expression trees. Glad to see the world is passionate about mathematics! Here is a 1917 article from “The American Mathematical Monthly” that explains the usage of the division symbol as an exception to the order of operations

The problem

What is 60÷5(7-5) = ?

So let’s figure out the correct answer!

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  1. Back in the day you can go left to right but anything in parentheses means multiply so I’m just not understanding how all these sizes and tens are coming in to play? Way to confuse everyone lol

  2. …………………….60…………..60
    60÷5 (7-2 ) =________ = ________ = 6
    ………………….5 ( 7-5 )………10

  3. BODMAS
    B= Bracket first
    O= of
    D= division
    M=Multiplication
    A= Addition
    S= Subtraction

    According to this format the Answer is 6

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