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$ 36 ÷ 6( 9 – 3) = ?$ $1$ or $36$ [duplicate]

1) $ 36 ÷ 6( 9 – 3) = ?$ $1$ or $36$ 2) $36 ÷ 6^{ (5 – 3)} \times 6 = ?$ $6$ or $216$ My Attempt : I used "VBODMAS" rule to solve the problem. 1) $ 36 ÷ 6( 9 – 3) =36 ÷ 6$ of $6$ $=...
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Simple BODMAS question including bracket expansion [duplicate]

I am trying to understand what is seemingly basic arithmetic that is causing a divide amongst my colleagues $$ 8÷2(2+2) $$ To me respecting the order of operations it would appear the answer is <...
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What is 6%2(2+1) and why? [duplicate]

This one is a classic, but never-the-less, it's been bothering me since I've read several contradicting answers, yet none of them has convinced me completely. So, how do I properly and correclty ...
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Simple algebra, but causing arguments in a home school co-op discussion. $6^2/2(3)+4$ [duplicate]

Trying to get some human opinion on this problem. Very simple equation, but it is eliciting quite the controversy. I have executed it in Ruby, Java, C#, Javascript, Python, Perl and Excel with the ...
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Proof of Equality [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is 48÷2(9+3)? I was having a heated debate with my colleague and we can't agree on the answer to this question: Does 6÷2(2+1) equal 9 or does it equal 1?
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$8:4\times2=1$ or $8:4\times2=4$? [duplicate]

A simple question but I know two conflicting rules on this: Multiplication is stronger that dividing: $8:4\times2=8:8=1$ Dividing is the same as multiplication with the inverse: $8:4\times2=8\times4^{...
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3answers
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How to solve 'a÷b(c+d)'? [duplicate]

How to solve $a÷b(c+d)$? For example, $2÷4(8+16)$. Is it $($$\frac{2}{4}$$)(8+16)$ = $\frac{1}{2}$(8+16) = $\frac{1}{2}$(24) = 12? or $\frac{2}{4(8+16)}$ = $\frac{2}{4*24}$ = $\frac{2}{96}$ = $\...
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Simple math question [duplicate]

6/2(2+1) = 9 or 6/2(2+1) = 1 I am not really sure which is the correct answer. I think the latter is much more correct than the former. If we assume the property of distribution then the latter can be ...
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What is 6/2(3), 1 or 9? According to PEMDAS M > D so it should be 1! [duplicate]

Pretty much what question says. 6÷2x3 = 1 or 6÷2x3 = 9 Given PEMDAS, I'd bet ...
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Order of muliplication with or without times sign [duplicate]

Is 6:2(2+1)=1 or is 6:2(2+1)=9 ? I can't find any information regarding the order of multiplication without a sign. I'm sure that 6:2*(2+1) is 9, but I'm not sure about this.
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Incorrect notation in math?

Does math have an incorrect notation / syntax? I don't mean writing misaligned notation (google), but when you take something like a number to powers to powers to powers, $${{2^2}^2}^3$$ (I was told ...
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6answers
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8 / 4 (4-2) = ? What is answer? [duplicate]

What is answer for 8 / 4 (4-2) = ? My answer is 4. But some says it's 1. And arguing each others. They even using some calculators for prove them. Even those calculators showing both 1 and 4 as ...
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3answers
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What is $9-5+2$? [closed]

What is 9-5+2 ? 9-5+2 = 6; //With Calculator 9-5+2 = 2; //Using BODMAS If you evaluate from the right it give you "2" which follows the law: Brackets-Of-...
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What we're never taught explicitly

I would like to make a complaint really. School math(s) can be the most boring way to learn: sitting down and rote learning binomial expansion or the volume of a cylinder is just not interesting. It ...
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What is the “status” of the rule that multiplication precedes addition.

What is the source, or "status", of the rule that multiplication is performed before addition? Is it a definitive property of $\mathbb R$, a property that can be derived directly from the definition ...

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