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Unless you wish to add some brackets...
6 - 1 = 5
5 x 0 = 0
0 + 2 = 2
2 / 2 = 1
Someone will tell me about how BODMAS means I'm wrong but that's how I'd work it out. And you can't argue with a C grade in GCSE Maths.
Cos you put the multiplication and division bits in brackets.
multiplication and division have to be done before addition and subtraction so it becomes 6 - (1 x 0) + (2 / 2) which becomes 6 - 0 + 1 which is 7
meant for SarcasticFringehead, you're bang on. Gold star and a pat on the head.
it takes some serious work to mess up posts every single day, even on this site (no Sean, you cannot have a gold star and a pat on the head)
No one uses brackets in the real world though, so unless you're some pedantic bellfruit, have it how you want.
on a calculator the multiplication and division will usually be undertaken first, so it'll probably come out as:
6 - (1x0) + (2/2)
which equals 7
because you do the multiplication and division first.
GCSE Grade B (but it was harder back then, and I turned up 15 minutes late for the exam).
I understand that under order of execution brackets come first, but if there's no brackets included in the first place do you have to add them?
you originally did
because the answer to that would be 5.
at least in my world you do, otherwise I just have a running total going left from right
... and I got an E at AS Maths - a whole 12 of those marks came from the two Core Maths modules too :D
Orders (ie Powers and Square Roots, etc.)
Division and Multiplication (left-to-right)
Addition and Subtraction (left-to-right)
you should take some deep breaths
6 -1x0 + 2/2
6 -1x0 + 2
in the second way you did it wrong
no I didn't
what order are you doing it in?
6 -1x0 + 2
6 + 2
3 + 1
6 -1x0 + (2/2)
(6 -1x0 +2)/2
there don't have to be any brackets
the answer is 7 due to the order of which you do stuff.
for it to be 1 youd have to have the OTHER stuff, the stuf the other plebs are doing first, first.
us brave soldiers that came in head first and broke all the rules without thinking about the consequences should be admired, not your smug face
i work with excel and calculations all the time - the logic of thenorder in qhich to do wxtensive formulas is entirely my job, essentially. and i dont think pretended to be revealing anything either, it was an additional thought to the discussion about brackets.
standard windows calculator says it's 1
scientific view says it's 7
HOW VERY INTERESTING *puffs pipe*
Would be a great band name
took me about 3 seconds.
it's baffled a few people i know
had to look it up
I know a few people who will go mental trying to work this out
i am unsure if preschool kids would get that. i think the same preschool kids that wouldnt get it would grow up to be the same adults that wouldnt :D
Just when you think our education system can't get any worse, it manages to outdo itself.
I got a letter from the exam board congratulating me and everything.
because I misread the "1x0" part as "1/0".
Even now, though, I still want to read it as an algebra problem. What's wrong with "*" people?
if i had typed it out it would have been *
At least I hope that's it.
only japes but any real effort into trolling me when he was adamant that the answer could be 4
bet it won't
is not the same as
all trying to catch people out because they don't use bodmas and do it in order. It is all bollocks, noone would write an actual equation like that without brackets.
which are all valid. it's really your fault for not writing it correctly.
it's your fault
if people give different answers, it is because the question was ambiguously written in this case, not that they are all cretins. This is from a higher level of mathematics perspective than a GCSE taken in the late 90s of course.
(to) m(ake) (sure) I'm unambig(u)(ous).
feels like it must take forever
So much so,I've now joined up.
There is a SECRET message hidden at the end of this post. FUCK YE! lmao
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