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Old Oct 10th, 2012, 01:04 AM   #16
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Re: 6÷2(2+1)=?

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No, because you do whatever is in the parenthesis first. So you Add 2 and 1 to get 3.

Then it's 6÷2(3)
so,what would you do if you have this 6 (Y+1) = ?
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Old Oct 10th, 2012, 01:10 AM   #17
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Re: 6÷2(2+1)=?

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so,what would you do if you have this 6 (Y+1) = ?
That's different. You skipped out of the division aspect of the problem, that's what makes this unique.

6 / 2 (1 + 2) is really
6 / 2 x (1 + 2)

If the problem you said was 6/2 (Y + 1) = ...

You would get 3Y + 3 = ...
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Old Oct 10th, 2012, 01:11 AM   #18
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Re: 6÷2(2+1)=?

I don't want to sound like a smartass, but if you can't solve this.... there's probably something REALLY wrong with you
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Re: 6÷2(2+1)=?

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so,what would you do if you have this 6 (Y+1) = ?
= 6Y + 6
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That's different. You skipped out of the division aspect of the problem, that's what makes this unique.

6 / 2 (1 + 2) is really
6 / 2 x (1 + 2)

If the problem you said was 6/2 (Y + 1) = ...

You would get 3Y + 3 = ...
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Old Oct 10th, 2012, 01:13 AM   #21
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Re: 6÷2(2+1)=?

I can't believe 1 is winning this right now
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Re: 6÷2(2+1)=?

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That's different. You skipped out of the division aspect of the problem, that's what makes this unique.

6 / 2 (1 + 2) is really
6 / 2 x (1 + 2)

If the problem you said was 6/2 (Y + 1) = ...

You would get 3Y + 3 = ...
I guess you're correct Then again, I'm still not sure. I just meant to say that you could play with what's inside the parentheses and then division and multiplication should be interchangeable but i'm not sure anymore.
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That's different. You skipped out of the division aspect of the problem, that's what makes this unique.

6 / 2 (1 + 2) is really
6 / 2 x (1 + 2)

If the problem you said was 6/2 (Y + 1) = ...

You would get 3Y + 3 = ...
You have to distribute the 3 into the parenthesis first before you divide, no?
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Re: 6÷2(2+1)=?

Right. Just because it would be 2(3) doesn't mean make it a parentheses rule.
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You have to distribute the 3 into the parenthesis first before you divide, no?
If the problem was like this what would you do?

6/2 x (3)

By using Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally, which states Multiplication AND Division, you do whatever comes first from left to right. You divide first and then multiply.
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Right. Just because it would be 2(3) doesn't mean make it a parentheses rule.
Exactly, you distribute INSIDE the parenthesis not if it's outside like that. That's multiplication.
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Re: 6÷2(2+1)=?

this is like doing 6*(1/2)*(2+1) It's 3 multiplications..
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If the problem was like this what would you do?

6/2 x (3)

By using Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally, which states Multiplication AND Division, you do whatever comes first from left to right. You divide first and then multiply.
Exactly.
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