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Solve 6-1x0+2/2

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Unlike the equation posted here a while ago, this isn't a troll equation, it's one that can easily be answered using standard mathematical procedures.

I just posted it because I'm amazed at the amount of people answering 1 and 3.5 on my Facebook and then calling people stupid! (I didn't post it, just answered the equation on someone else's wall and read some of the replies).

Discuss :p

Edit: please post working out!
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[s]5[/s]

never mind, i subtracted the 1 instead of adding it :rofl: if feel derp now lol

it should be 7

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Nm

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it would be 7

Edit:
6 - (1x0) + (2/2)
6 - 0 + 1
7

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[quote name='Brando212' timestamp='1346781157' post='595147289']
5
[/quote]

Please post your working out :p

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90% positive it's 7

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7

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7

How do I know? I used a calculator...
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[quote name='Hardcore Til I Die' timestamp='1346781267' post='595147303']
Please post your working out :p
[/quote]

I agree, +2 for a drawing or an essay based answer .. any of which will get you full marks

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[quote name='djdanster' timestamp='1346781354' post='595147313']
7

How do I know? I used a calculator...
[/quote]
Cheater! *grouchy face*
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The way I see it :
[b] 6-1x0+2/2[/b]

first x,/ then -+ : so 6-0+1 = 7

Mathematical laws state:
first higher powers and roots
then multiplication and deviding
and then add and subtract

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6-1x0+2/2
6-0+1
7

do the multiplication and division first, then left to right the rest of it.

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PEMDAS:[list=1]
[*]parenthesis
[*]multiplication
[*]division
[*]addition
[*]subtraction
[/list]

^ that is the order of operations :)

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If I used the proper order of operations. The answer is 7.

Please excuse my dear aunt sally.

Chuck

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Oh boy...here we go again.

7 using PEMDAS.

6-1x0+2/2
6-0+2/2
6-0+1
6+1=7

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My faith in humanity is restored as most people here are getting it right :D

People that get 1 think that you solve it left to right.
People that get 3.5 think that you solve it left to right AND 5x0 = 5.

I don't really call people thick or anything like that, but if people post calling others thick they should be damn sure they're right in the first place :laugh:

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6-1x0+2/2
6-0+2/2
6-0+1
6+1
7

Seems like more people understand order of operations this time around, which is good to see. :)

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[quote name='Brando212' timestamp='1346781552' post='595147337']
PEMDAS:[list=1]
[*]parenthesis
[*]multiplication
[*]division
[*]addition
[*]subtraction
[/list]

^ that is the order of operations :)
[/quote]

You forgot exponents between 1&2 :)
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"[color=#333333]It's 1 anything that is times 0 = 0 so the real question is 2 divide by 2 so the answer has to be 1 any one that got anything different are idiots"[/color]
"[color=#333333]It's 1. Anyone that says different needs to go back to school."[/color]

[color=#333333]Some gems being posted :laugh:[/color]

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[quote name='Hardcore Til I Die' timestamp='1346781866' post='595147361']
"[color=#333333]It's 1 anything that is times 0 = 0 so the real question is 2 divide by 2 so the answer has to be 1 any one that got anything different are idiots"[/color]
"[color=#333333]It's 1. Anyone that says different needs to go back to school."[/color]

[color=#333333]Some gems being posted :laugh:[/color]
[/quote]

Yeah, I've been really amazed by how a majority of Facebook users answers these simple math questions wrong (and stay so freaking arrogant).

Luckily, I'm quite sure there's a huge difference between Neowin users and the average FB users. :p

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i guess for the result being 5 can only be:

6-1x(0+2)/2
6-1x(2/2)
6-(1x1)
6-1 = 5

can't see other way for that silly result lol

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[quote name='C

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7... solved in 3 seconds.

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[quote name='Praetor' timestamp='1346782364' post='595147385']
i guess for the result being 5 can only be:

6-1x(0+2)/2
6-1x(2/2)
6-(1x1)
6-1 = 5

can't see other way for that silly result lol
[/quote]



It's people who think that because multiplication takes priority in the equation, they can forget about the order for the rest of it :p

(6-1)x(2/2)

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BODMAS in the uk (instead of PEMDAS) but still 7

6-1x0+2/2
6-0+1
7

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