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TheAwesomeRuler
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1Devilsadvocate
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6"2(1+2)=1 or 9

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Started: 4/4/2013 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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TheAwesomeRuler

Pro

Let the debate begin! 6"2(1+2) = 9 OR 1
1Devilsadvocate

Con

6"2(1+2), does not mean anything, since, 6"2, has no meaning.

Debate Round No. 1
TheAwesomeRuler

Pro

TheAwesomeRuler forfeited this round.
1Devilsadvocate

Con

k. I think I won.
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6/2(1+2) is an ambiguous equation, it could be understood as:
(6/2)(1+2) in which case we have:
(3)(3) = 9
Or:
6/(2(1+2))
6/6
1

It depends how you use the order of operation with regard an equation that involves both division with a "/"
and implied multiplication.
If you say that they're equal & we calculate from left to right, you'll get the 1st way.
If you say multiplication comes before the division you'll get the 2nd answer.
Another way you'll get the 2nd answer is if you consider (1+2) to be like.

I, and I think most other mathematicians go with the 1st way.
Debate Round No. 2
TheAwesomeRuler

Pro

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1Devilsadvocate

Con

K. this is dumb.
Debate Round No. 3
TheAwesomeRuler

Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
TheAwesomeRuler

Pro

TheAwesomeRuler forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by dont-out-of-line.1 3 years ago
dont-out-of-line.1
I think he will let you pick what you are. I think.
Posted by DanT 3 years ago
DanT
" is division, I'm assuming based on the possible answers.

What is Pro's position?
Posted by eastcoastsamuel 3 years ago
eastcoastsamuel
So what exactly is being debated here? And what is the " between 6 and 2? A muliplication sign?
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