Both based on how you were taught order of operations.. I like how this alludes to that because Cap would use a different method than Tony would since they were educated in different time periods.

It has to do with parenthesis. Schools teach multiplication and division first, it used to be anything in parenthesis was first then follows normal order. So older people would see 6/ 2(1+2)= 6/ 2(3)+ 6/6 = 1 vs what is taught now being
6/ 2(1+2)= 3(1+2) = 3(3) = 9

I forgot about the parenthesis lol, the method i was thought was to solve the inside first (parenthesis) then the outside. Since i was in highschool and i forgot that, me oh my oh, i'm screwed

I was taught pemdas but the way our teachers taught it you would HAVE to use multiplication before division and addition before subtraction, not to do it from left to right if both are there

Oh yeah I know, but the issue was the way I was taught I multiply what needs to be multiplied first ( meaning the 2(3) ) instead of divinding the 6 and 2 like it should be, because we were taught you have to do it the way pemdas is spelled, not left to right.

The problem comes with whether you divide 6 by 2 first or multiply 2 by what's in the parentheses first. It's weird because, at least in my experience, you don't use the division symbol very often, you just use fractions for division which have implied parentheses around the numerator and denominator. As it's written in the picture, the answer is 9, but if you replaced the division symbol with a fraction, the answer would be 1.

It's the equation that's at fault. It should be written:
6
---------=1
2(1+2)
or
6
---(1+2)=9
2
The division symbol leads to ambiguity, and while it's fine for teaching beginning math, it shouldn't be used in an equation like this.

The answer is 1 or 9 depending on the method of calculation used. According to bodmas, multiplication by brackets is prioritised and happens before division to give you 1. If you assume that implied multiplication is the same as explicit multiplication then you get 9.

sinful· 2 years ago · FIRSTzinope· 2 years agoawake_ash· 2 years agozinope· 2 years ago6/ 2(1+2)= 3(1+2) = 3(3) = 9

deleted· 2 years agoawake_ash· 2 years agozinope· 2 years agoawake_ash· 2 years agodeleted· 2 years agodiyrogue· 2 years agoviolence· 2 years agoAnswer is 9.

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ajhedges· 2 years agola· 2 years agogaaraotaku· 2 years agotimebender25· 2 years agoguest· 2 years agoguest· 2 years agoengineer· 2 years ago6

---------=1

2(1+2)

or

6

---(1+2)=9

2

The division symbol leads to ambiguity, and while it's fine for teaching beginning math, it shouldn't be used in an equation like this.

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