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40 
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9.


99 
66.44% 
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Jan 6th, 2013, 01:04 PM

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Re: 6÷2（2+1）=？
The basic rule for multiplication and division are:
Multiplication and division have the same priority
 Addition and subtraction have the same priority
 Multiplication and division have higher priority than the addition and subtraction
 Operations of the same priority are implemented from left to right if there is no brackets to change the priority
and that's the only rule I accept.
By these rules we have:
6:2·(2+1)= 6:2·3=3·3=9
Problem appeared because the obelus ÷. The obelus, the name for the symbol denoting “÷”, is argued by some to represent the division of all terms preceding it by all terms after it. The obelus supposedly separates the two components of the fraction, with the top dot representing the numerator and the bottom dot representing the denominator.
So they count like this:
(6)/(2·(2+1))=6/6=1
But ISO states that the obelus should not be used.
So the answer is 9.
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Jan 6th, 2013, 01:18 PM

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Re: 6÷2（2+1）=？
Quote:
Originally Posted by Igorche
The basic rule for multiplication and division are:
Multiplication and division have the same priority
 Addition and subtraction have the same priority
 Multiplication and division have higher priority than the addition and subtraction
 Operations of the same priority are implemented from left to right if there is no brackets to change the priority
and that's the only rule I accept.
By these rules we have:
6:2·(2+1)= 6:2·3=3·3=9
Problem appeared because the obelus ÷. The obelus, the name for the symbol denoting “÷”, is argued by some to represent the division of all terms preceding it by all terms after it. The obelus supposedly separates the two components of the fraction, with the top dot representing the numerator and the bottom dot representing the denominator.
So they count like this:
(6)/(2·(2+1))=6/6=1
But ISO states that the obelus should not be used.
So the answer is 9.

Case closed..
Moderators, send this thread to oblivion, please??
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Jan 6th, 2013, 02:41 PM

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Re: 6÷2（2+1）=？
9
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Jan 7th, 2013, 12:40 PM

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Re: 6÷2（2+1）=？
How many times does this need to be explained. We all know it's 9. Some people are explaining it in such a convoluted way, talking about the "intent" of the author/questioner  seriously? :
It's pretty rudimentary in the UK to be able to solve equations like this while at school. If you wrote 1 as your answer you would get the question wrong and lose the mark.
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Jan 7th, 2013, 02:29 PM

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Re: 6÷2（2+1）=？
i have a doubt.....i mean seriously......which is greater quantity 2 or 2? everyone will say 2.....
now when we divide a number(say 100) with the greater number(2), the resulting number should be less than that of what we get when we divide the same number(100) with the lesser number(2), no?
then why do we get 50 in the first case when diving by the greater quantity(2) and 50 in the second case when dividing by lesser quantity 2?



Jan 7th, 2013, 02:41 PM

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Re: 6÷2（2+1）=？
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Jan 7th, 2013, 02:41 PM

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Re: 6÷2（2+1）=？
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Originally Posted by Start da Game
i have a doubt.....i mean seriously......which is greater quantity 2 or 2? everyone will say 2.....
now when we divide a number(say 100) with the greater number(2), the resulting number should be less than that of what we get when we divide the same number(100) with the lesser number(2), no?
then why do we get 50 in the first case when diving by the greater quantity(2) and 50 in the second case when dividing by lesser quantity 2?




Jan 7th, 2013, 02:58 PM

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Re: 6÷2（2+1）=？
Because the function y=1/x have break in 0.
And here is the graphic function 1/x
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Jan 8th, 2013, 07:25 AM

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Re: 6÷2（2+1）=？
Quote:
Originally Posted by Igorche
Because the function y=1/x have break in 0.
And here is the graphic function 1/x

then don't treat 2 smaller than +2......2 is messing with +100 and devaluing it far better than +2......



Jan 8th, 2013, 08:33 AM

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Re: 6÷2（2+1）=？
What?
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Jan 8th, 2013, 11:03 AM

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Re: 6÷2（2+1）=？
I have 9 as well and then I realizied this thread has already 21 pages
whhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy???
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Jan 8th, 2013, 01:18 PM

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Re: 6÷2（2+1）=？
Please excuse my dear aunt Sally??
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Jan 8th, 2013, 02:15 PM

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Re: 6÷2（2+1）=？
9.
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Jan 8th, 2013, 02:33 PM

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Re: 6÷2（2+1）=？
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Jan 8th, 2013, 02:38 PM

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Re: 6÷2（2+1）=？
it's nine but I don't understand what's the point of this thread nor why there'd be 21 pages of this ...and with my post I'm increasing it





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