Lynel KeyboardDocta Dock:
January 28, 2013 at 9:51 pm
March 8, 2012 at 8:46 pm
Sorry, but the answer is 9. PEDMAS is correct -- however the M/D and A/S should be solved from left to right.
See steps 3 and 4 on this website: http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/norril/pedmas.htm.
October 11, 2012 at 7:12 pm
^^^^ fuckin white people.
October 22, 2012 at 6:35 pm
Since multiplication and division are considered the same "rank" when considering PEMDAS, you would have to go left to right once you solved for (1+2) wich of course = 3. So from there, reading LEFT to RIGHT, 6/2*3. 6/2=3. 3*3=9. LEFT to RIGHT people, just like how we read lol.
Marie KauketnotIsis Garmon:
October 2, 2012 at 5:38 am
also, why is everyone getting so bent out of shape over a picture on nowaygirl.com...ijs...weird...
October 5, 2012 at 2:08 am
yea use pemdas and its 9.
October 2, 2012 at 5:35 am
March 9, 2012 at 8:28 am
Does anyone remember the order or operation P. E. M. D. A. S. The only reason I remember it is because we had a saying for it: Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally!
Jessica Lynn White-Gramling:
March 10, 2012 at 4:32 am
Please Excuse My Dope Ass Swag!!! LOL!!!
March 10, 2012 at 7:40 am
aw shit I like that one better!!!!
March 27, 2012 at 4:12 am
thats what we called it 2 help us remember
February 3, 2013 at 6:50 pm
Its actually BEDMAS(brackets, equations, division, multiplication, addition, and subtraction)
August 31, 2012 at 4:06 am
THE ANSWER IS 9... 6/2(2+1)..... (2+1)=3 6/2=3 = 3(3)=9 PARANTHESES MEAN MULTIPLY.
Elizabeth N Dominic:
August 9, 2012 at 10:45 am
The answer is 9 and here is why: 6 divided by 2 = 3 then multiply your 3 by the sum of what is isn parenthases ---> 1+2 = 3 so 3 times 3 = 9 BTW - while looking through theses comments, I find it so sad that someone was so lazy that they actually googled this problem. There is no hope for our future generations! :(
Elizabeth Young Wright:
March 8, 2012 at 10:08 pm
google says 9.
March 8, 2012 at 11:14 pm
Rachelle Defo Actually it is 9. Use a scientific calculator! PEMDAS- Multiplication and division are interchangeable and so are addition and subtraction.
March 8, 2012 at 11:57 pm
Rachelle Defo Actually, like I said before, multiplication and division are interchangable meaning they are different ways of expressing the same operation so they hold equal precedence. So you do the problem left to right 6/2(1+2). 6/2(3). 3(3)= 9. Trust me, look it up.
Alison Bunnën ....so if they are interchangeable then both answers are right???
March 8, 2012 at 11:59 pm
Karen Griffin-Ratliff no, PEMDAS still applies, you do math problems left to right not right to left.
March 9, 2012 at 12:25 am
Alison Bunnën..... right you always multiply before you divide.....
March 9, 2012 at 12:48 am
Karen Griffin-Ratliff No you do not, I never said that. You always use PEMDAS and the left to right rule for multiplication vs division and addition vs subtraction. Here are a few sites to help you understand:
March 9, 2012 at 12:55 am
Multiplication and Division go left to right. Multiplication is NOT always before division
March 9, 2012 at 1:45 am
Multiplication and division (and addition and subtraction) are interchangeable, as Alison said. So, when faced with a choice between multiplication and division, you solve from left to right. The answer is 9.
6/2(1+2) = 6/2(3) = 3(3) = 9
There's nothing to debate! Haha
March 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm
actually you're completely wrong, you're shifting the terms in the parenthesis to the denominator when they're clearly being multiplied by the fraction 6/2, to be made more clear, it should be read as:
6/2 * (1+2)
Jacqueline Renee Heim:
March 11, 2012 at 11:59 am
Rachelle Defo when you run into just multiplication and division steps you solve from left to right. Answer 9.
April 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm
There should be no one looking on google or anything like that, the answer is ONE (1)!
March 12, 2012 at 10:41 pm
These comments alone should be on NoWay.com and the answer is 9 its not even a hard problem to figure out and debate here!
June 5, 2012 at 11:25 am
Like I said the answer is one. 1) its "pemdas" that is the ORDER. do NOT interchange the multiplication and division order because that world be out of order -_- 2) if you had to use google or a
calculator for this, you shouldn't be commenting...let alone arguing your point
March 16, 2012 at 1:40 am
May 8, 2012 at 8:44 pm
its PEMDAS....please excuse my dear aunt Sally. The answer is 1.
Melissa Nicole Lewis:
May 15, 2012 at 6:58 am
March 9, 2012 at 8:31 am
you can even even use the distributive property to solve it. I don't know how in the hell I remembered that.
March 9, 2012 at 10:18 am
March 9, 2012 at 11:28 am
I was have sleep it was six .
March 10, 2012 at 7:37 am
you don't know math at all, both answers are wrong
Rashida Highofflyfe Bonner:
March 9, 2012 at 10:23 pm
The answer is 9 people!!! Well thats how my generation was taught
March 10, 2012 at 4:30 am
OH WOW! LOL!
Shannon Lynn Waddell:
March 10, 2012 at 5:14 am
guess it depends on how old the cal is.....hehe
April 14, 2012 at 12:55 pm
I'm just happy that THIS was the picture that received the most educated answers of all the posts I've seen so far. at least we have some intelligent debate for a change. and yes, the answer is 9.
April 9, 2012 at 8:19 am
Ridiculous comments and answers on this post makes me feel sorry for this generation..this is sad. I hope the some of these people do not become accountants or financial advisors. Smh. Or anything that deals with SIMPLE math.
April 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm
Really? Reading some of the comments below make me wonder how people got out of Junior High... Look again, parenthesis first... also is a calculator really needed for single digit numbers?
Marques K. Trice:
March 12, 2012 at 6:07 am
both are the operation on the calculater sare different one add the parantesis to the 3 then divided the other one did it the way everyone says.
Andrea M Horton:
March 11, 2012 at 2:16 am
yeah the right to left thing is correct...P. E. M/D. A/S.
March 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm
What? Are we speaking English?