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#1 Posted by Magethor (1054 posts) - -

Apparently there are a lot of really bright, fit, athletic people on this page that seem to know it all. However, can you riddle me this simple equation?

I want to see how smart some of you make yourselves out to be. Have fun. I have my popcorn ready. :)

#2 Posted by joshmightbe (25007 posts) - -

9

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#3 Posted by joshmightbe (25007 posts) - -

if anyone is having trouble its 3x3

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#4 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - -

Parenthesis

Exponents

Multiplication/division

#5 Posted by Tbird13 (18 posts) - -

1

#6 Posted by joshmightbe (25007 posts) - -

@Tbird13: 6/2=3 1+2=3 the parentheses implies multiplication ie its 3x3 which equals 9

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#7 Posted by Mr_Ingenuity (7719 posts) - -

According to my calculations it's the universal answer of 42. Search your heart you know this to be true.

#8 Posted by joeagentofhand1 (4362 posts) - -

@joshmightbe said:

9

this

#9 Posted by MrDirector786 (43636 posts) - -

1

#10 Posted by JohnnyGat (1576 posts) - -

6/2(1+2) = JohnnyGat

obviously

#11 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - -

9

#12 Posted by MonsterStomp (19852 posts) - -

@joshmightbe said:

if anyone is having trouble its 3x3

SPOILER! Now where's the challenge? You ruined several lives today!

#13 Posted by pooty (11537 posts) - -

6÷2(1+2)= 6÷2(3)=6÷6=1.

#14 Posted by MonsterStomp (19852 posts) - -

@pooty: Nah it doesn't work like that.

6/2(1+2)

(1+2) = 3

6/2 = 3

3(3) = 9

It's a general rule of thumb that if an equation has no specific sign that it is a multiplication.

So its basically 3x3.

#15 Posted by Pyrogram (41246 posts) - -

9

#16 Posted by Captain_Yesterday (807 posts) - -

This is hard how?

#17 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - -

PEMDAS

#18 Posted by TheCannon (19212 posts) - -

How is this hard?

#19 Posted by jeanlucpicard (1845 posts) - -

@Mr_Ingenuity said:

According to my calculations it's the universal answer of 42. Search your heart you know this to be true.

Love it. hitch hikers guide to the galaxy.

#20 Posted by pooty (11537 posts) - -

This is not hard. you do parenthesis. then multiplication. then division. The answer is 1.

#21 Posted by consolemaster001 (6035 posts) - -

9

#22 Posted by TheAcidSkull (18306 posts) - -

9

#23 Edited by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - -

Brackets, Exponents, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction.

Brackets 6/2(1+2)= 6/2(3)

No Exponents

Division 6/2(3)=3(3)

Multiplication 3(3)=9

#24 Posted by DMXN (93 posts) - -

9+6-3+1-4

#25 Posted by darthmaulfistoman (82 posts) - -

9...

#26 Posted by King Saturn (224736 posts) - -
@pooty said:
This is not hard. you do parenthesis. then multiplication. then division. The answer is 1.
actually it's the division then the multiplication... remember multiplication and division are equal... so you go from left to right after the parenthesis...

6/2 ( 1+2 )
6/2 ( 3 )
now you go from left to right

3 ( 3 )

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#27 Posted by -Data- (69 posts) - -

@jeanlucpicard: I believe the answer you are looking for, Captain, is this.

#28 Edited by Nova`Prime` (4165 posts) - -

@-Data- said:

@jeanlucpicard: I believe the answer you are looking for, Captain, is this.

That is a bullsh*t code because there is no way Picard would remember that. I don't care how smart he was, unless of course he had a photo graphic memory, but that's never been shown. And why the hell does Data know Picards security code.

Now this is a real code:

#29 Posted by The_Lunact_And_Manic (3286 posts) - -

9001.

#30 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8160 posts) - -

1

#31 Posted by DarkxSeraph (672 posts) - -

1. People are forgetting that you multiply before dividing.

#32 Edited by Edamame (28386 posts) - -

Er, aren't you supposed to do the "thing" in the parentheses first?

#33 Posted by pooty (11537 posts) - -

@kingSaturn: normally you would go left to right but you get rid of the parenthesis first by multiplying.

#34 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - -

#35 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - -

@KnightRise said:

Parenthesis

Exponents

Multiplication/division

#36 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - -

@PrinceIMC: @KnightRise said:

@KnightRise said:

Parenthesis

Exponents

Multiplication/division

#37 Posted by umbrafeline (5300 posts) - -

1

#38 Edited by ImmortalOne (3519 posts) - -

It's really simple...

First, the parenthesis (1+2)=3

Then, you just go from left to right, because division and multiplication can be swapped.

6/2=3

3(3)=9

#39 Posted by ImmortalOne (3519 posts) - -

@DarkxSeraph said:

1. People are forgetting that you multiply before dividing.

No, division and multiplication (or addition and subtraction) can be swapped. If division comes first in the equation, then you do division first, or vice versa.

The only reason that multiplication (and addition) came first in PEMDAS was that they couldn't do PE(M/D)(A/S).

#40 Posted by Floopay (8721 posts) - -

PEMDAS is something you should know by 3rd grade....at the latest...

Left to right in this order

1. Parenthesis
2. Exponents
3. Multiple and Divide

So, 1+2 is 3.

6/2 is 3

So no we have 3*3 which is 9

Floopay

#41 Posted by Floopay (8721 posts) - -

@Nova`Prime` said:

@-Data- said:

@jeanlucpicard: I believe the answer you are looking for, Captain, is this.

That is a bullshit code because there is no way Picard would remember that. I don't care how smart he was, unless of course he had a photo graphic memory, but that's never been shown. And why the hell does Data know Picards security code.

Now this is a real code:

That's not Picard's password that Data was saying. That is what Data was changing the password too.... To stop anyone from having any sort of chance to regain control of the ship. It's a commonly misinterpreted part of the series.

Floopay

#42 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20425 posts) - -

9

You do the parenthesis first, then the division, and you get 3 (3), in which you then multiply.

#43 Posted by jeanlucpicard (1845 posts) - -

@-Data-: Lol.

#44 Posted by JediXMan (31222 posts) - -

It's 9.

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#45 Posted by King Saturn (224736 posts) - -
@pooty said:
@kingSaturn: normally you would go left to right but you get rid of the parenthesis first by multiplying.
once you add the numbers in the parenthesis... there are no operations to do in the parenthesis... you do the division next and then you do 3(3) as 3x3
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#46 Posted by cameron83 (7623 posts) - -

@KnightRise said:

Parenthesis

Exponents

Multiplication/division

this

so it's

@MrDirector786 said:

1

@pooty said:

This is not hard. you do parenthesis. then multiplication. then division. The answer is 1.

that's all there is to it.There is a certain order that you do things.....this was taught in 6th grade

Paranthesis

Exponents

Multiplication

Division

Subtraction

Although,there is still a possibility that I,and these people can be wrong.But I distinctly remember being taught things like this.

#47 Edited by INLIFE (1600 posts) - -

9.

#48 Posted by Hacker_the_Slacker (108 posts) - -

1 using BODMAS
9 using PEDMAS

#49 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - -

@INLIFE said:

9.