9. Is the average person that ignorant of order of operations?
@TheStarHawk, definitely 5
@TheStarHawk, yes, amazingly people just don’t understand that you cannot read it right to left.
@masonharte, I honestly had to turn off my brain to think of how you got that answer 😅
@Glenchi, ok I know I trolled twice, but honestly the "divided by" symbol instead of / threw me off. I definitely got 1 the first time lol
@TheStarHawk, lol thats what I did too 🤣
@masonharte, lol look at this idiot.
@TheStarHawk, how did you get 9?
@Soul Eaten, by doing it correctly, follow PEMDAS.
6÷2(1+2) = 6÷2(3)
Multiplication/Division (Left to Right)
6÷2(3) = 3(3) = 9
@TheStarHawk, ive always been taught the order of operations was pemdas meaning one before the other and not that it was left to right when it comes to the set of operations considered(m/d or a/s). That or its a combination of not needing to use it/ the tine its been since ive learned it rhat i just dont remembber that detail…
@TheStarHawk, once you throw the division symbol in there it becomes a fraction. You have to simplify the numerator and denominators, then divide. You end up with 6/(2(1+2))
Otherwise it’s (6/2)•(1+2) which is not the same way the equation was written.
@orion55, umm, no. It only becomes a full fraction (with 6 as the numerator and everything following the division symbol as the numerator) if it is written as such (6 over the rest) or if everything after the division symbol is parenthetical (which it's not)
@TheStarHawk, fractions are division. There’s no difference.
There are, however, poorly written equations that aren’t worth arguing over. Whoever wrote the equation left it ambiguous erroneously
@orion55, you are correct in saying that division and fractions are the same... but somewhat backwards. It's not that division = fraction, it's that all fractions are division, but if you were to write this division as a fraction it would be 6 over 2, then multiplied by 3, or 6/2 * 3/1 in fraction form, not 6/(2*3).
It's really not written ambiguously, it's written specifically in the way it is, if it were 6 as a numerator over the rest of the equation, it would be written specifically as such.
@TheStarHawk, you also get 9 by 6/2=3 then 3(1+2).
I like to sometimes solve math wrong to see how people messed up.
@TheStarHawk, in French, it's PEDMAS
So the answer varies based on who you ask
@Dinkelberg, That doesn't change the answer at all, the order remains the same.
3. (D)ivision/(M)ultiplication solved left to right in the equation
4. (A)ddition/(S)ubtraction solved left to right in the equation.
The answer is still 9.
@TheStarHawk, Apparently they are... I thought this was super simple stuff covered in elementary school... guess not...
@TheStarHawk, you’re treating the 2(3) as part of standard multiplication, when in fact distribution to within parentheses comes before MD if within the parentheses you had a variable, you wouldn’t say 6 divided by 2x is 3x. The same principle applies to numbers. But no one writes problems like these, or should anyway. Division symbols get replaced by numerator denominator lines pretty quickly as you advance in math
@TheStarHawk, this is why I did not do well in algebra. I did follow pemdas as far as I can see. But I got the answer one.
@TheStarHawk, ok I've read the comments. I don't understand how this isn't 1. I entered it into desmos and it's 1. I've taken precalc. How the hell is it 9?
@KingofFunnypics, because most people can’t fvck with actual precalc.... so they act smart about algebra when... spoiler alert*
Algebra is WRONG!
I love math haha
It's 1. The 2(3) is stuck together. If the equation was 1 ÷ 2x you wouldn't simplify it as (1/2)x. Same here, the two attached to the three needs to be solved in the parentheses portion of order of operations.
@KaptianKill, no, it’s 9 because 2(3) is just another way of saying 2*3. Because it’s not (2(3)) you have to follow order of operations, multiplication/division in order from left to right.
@XiozTaschez, I have never heard in my life that multiplication doesn't happen first
@KaptianKill, distributive property gang checking in
@XiozTaschez, the distributive property says you should multiply the 2 into the parentheses before starting order of operations
____6_____ or 6÷2(1+2)
@tomansager, African or European swallow?
1... or is it 9...
@ThePandaPool , that's definitely what I got then the other comments made me question myself. Dammit
@ThePandaPool , I see how you got 1, but it is 9, as you solve the parenthetical part first, then division and multiplication from left to right, and the 2(3) is multiplication rather than parenthetical, as it is outside the parentheses.
@TheStarHawk, I figured. It just didn't come as naturally to me as it should have. Guess I'm getting old.
@TheStarHawk, multiplication is before division. So 1
@Richard Cypher, no, its P E MD AS, multiplacation/division and addition/subtraction are grouped together.
@ThePandaPool , no but also yes lol its because they didn't use / so its harder to visualize as a fraction
@TheStarHawk, ah nuts you right. Been so long I forgot it’s a whichever first thing
@MavHunter, ahh a fool like me. I too have no memory of this left to right multiplication division shenanigans being taught to me in high school which makes us both idiots.
@MavHunter, this is why you can’t have nice things max😆 your math is making you poor. Or if you have money you frikkin fought for it man Holy jeez.
@junkysnake, dont need math for the law degree. Work out of my county court and make about 80k. Ppl still have to be sent to jail
Okay, so I've went over this in my head, and I've read through the comment section, and have come to the conclusion that whomever posted this gif got exactly what they wanted, and we all fell for it.
@SimonPetrikov, this is exactly what happened.
omg its 0!
@Z0IDBERG, thats what i got. 1+2 is 3. Times 2 its 6, divided by 6 its 0
@Guy Fawkes, 😂 you did everything wrong
@Child Slapper, im no mathematician but i am certain i didnt do EVERYTHING wrong. Parentheses (1+2) most certainly equals 3. Exponents, none present. Multiplication, would be the 2 times 3 equalling 6. Division between the only 2 nber left being 6 divided by 6 leaving you with 0?
@Child Slapper, fvck me im dum.
6/6 is 1 hahahaha
@Guy Fawkes, yes, 6/6=1. However, Multiplication does not come before Division; they are of equal priority, so you read from left to right and apply M&D as they come.
So: 6/2=3; 3*3=9
@And Now Hes Dead, ahhh well that would make sense
@Guy Fawkes, I had myself the best chuckle when you realized what happened. Such confidence, so close haha
@orion55, at least my ignorance is worth something then
He was number 1!!
@Guy Fawkes, hey, I respect someone who can admit when they made a boo-boo.
Everyone here has a calculator, if you type it in correctly, the answer is 9. At some point, you have to trust the terminatos
@Atomicking74, funny my program indicated it’s one…the app was made by Microsoft 😹
@Atomicking74, but when you go to their expanded position it changes to 9 haha
It's not 9, or 1. It's an incomplete, ambiguous statement. No one writes math like this unless they're inexperienced in mathematics. And for those who argue "BEDMAS", The "DM" and "AS" can be flipped, so "BEMDSA" is also a perfectly acceptable order of operations.
@Berzerker, Yes, and no matter whether you write it PEMDAS (BEMDAS), PEDMSA (BEDMSA), PEMDSA, or PEDMAS, the solution remains 9. The reason being that MD and SA are evaluated left to right. MD first, SA last.
@Aegis, I disagree. Left to right is an inherent western bias. It's ambiguous, there is no correct solution.
@Berzerker, It's not though? It's literally the standardized way to do mathematics. Worldwide, everyone who does math does it in these procedural steps. It was standardized to avoid confusion exactly like this in equations and it greatly saddens me that, apparently, it's not taught like it should be in schools. So, you may disagree all you like, but it is a fact, globally accepted by science and mathematic professionals.
@Aegis, I read mathematics primarily right to left, I grew up western. But the meaning shouldn't change depending on which direction you read it. It should maintain its unambiguity. I've done a lot of math in my life, it's just poorly written.
@Berzerker, I'm sorry that you were not taught order of operations. But it is read left to right. Has been since 1917. Again, specifically to avoid confusion such as is presented here.
Here's an example of why.
8÷4×3=6 (left to right)
8÷4×3=⅔ (right to left)
Even simple equations can have wildly different results when solved in reverse order. Hence why the standardized system was adopted.
@Aegis, When teaching children, maybe it's easier to teach them this way, but when you graduate from grade school, and you're writing scientific journals or generating expressions as an engineer where people's lives depend on your math, you just don't write math this way. For this exact reason.
@Berzerker, True, you probably wouldn't use the ÷ symbol at all. But that doesn't change anything about this equation. It still solves to 9 when solved correctly. It also doesn't change anything about the order in which you solve equations, you still solve them using P E MD AS where MD and AS are evaluated left to right, in order of their priority. MD then AS.
@Aegis, you should investigate the associative property. inferring parentheses around the division fixes this, but you have to adopt a left to right bias. You could also assume parentheses around the rightmost product and get a different answer. I know where you're coming from but it's just incorrectly written, and without context from the author, there is simply no way to know what the author meant by this expression.
@Berzerker, That's... not how that rule is applied... it's also not a bias... it's a mathematical standard... but go on then. Honestly I'm tired of arguing. You win. I concede, math has no order and anyone can solve it in any fashion they choose. Left, right, up, down, in whatever operator order as well. Have a good day.
@Aegis, There's no need to get angry. Please investigate further, there have been papers published from Harvard and MIT explaining why there is no right answer. And this is what they teach there.
@Aegis, you were right, and I apologize for using the commutative property in place of the associative property. I've amended it above.
@Berzerker, yall realize you took the bait right? This is what OP wanted this entire time
@nuckin futs400003, Hook, line, and sinker bud. 😆
@Aegis, it’s totally 9
I’d like to say that beyond elementary school the division sign is never used. It’s always / for divide. This is stupid
9. It's 9 or x I could be wrong
@ejen nailo, no your thinking of something else. Its 5
The answer is 1
BODMAS or PODMAS
Multiply before you divide.
@EskimoThunder, Not unless the multiplication is first in the equation from left to right. Multiplication and Division have the same priority in solving equations.
@EskimoThunder, wrong. D is Before M in BEDMAS
Oh I know what that is. That’s the day my whole family tree divorced each other, and somehow I ended up with one more.
You’d need brackets to treat everything as the denominator. 6÷2 == 6*(1/2) to me.