B
Brackets first
O
Orders (ie Powers and Square Roots, etc.)
DM
Division and Multiplication (left-to-right)
AS
Addition and Subtraction (left-to-right)

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.

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.

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.

Hello ma0sm! As a fellow TSTer i'll tell you. It's quite simple really, i have just been using this little keyboard trick and this is what the trick is .... NBSP! TTYS.
dvve | 14 Apr '16, 03:00 | ^ This | Reply

## 1

## no

## 1

## no

## yes

Unless you wish to add some brackets...

## no

## can add brackets to make the answer be 1 though if you wish

## CRICKET!

## stop saying no

## 1

6 - 1 = 5

5 x 0 = 0

0 + 2 = 2

2 / 2 = 1

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.

## no

## Actually, 7 innit.

Cos you put the multiplication and division bits in brackets.

## The are no brackets

## Maths r gay

## there is no spoon.

## What about 4rks?

## yes and no

## 7

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

## You can't say "In the real world we don't do maths properly, so it's 1..."

meant for SarcasticFringehead, you're bang on. Gold star and a pat on the head.

## Gold star and a pat on the head to you too for getting the reply system wrong

x

## cheers bro

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)

## yeah but putting brackets in like that is irrelevant

## 1 or 7 depending on how you want to approach it.

No one uses brackets in the real world though, so unless you're some pedantic bellfruit, have it how you want.

## approach it like maths

## needs brackets

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

## doesn't need brackets

## 7 (I think)

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).

## Do you have to have the brackets?

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?

## no. you don't need brackets for * and /

you originally did

(6-1)x(0+2)/2=

## no, he didn't

because the answer to that would be 5.

## You need brackets

at least in my world you do, otherwise I just have a running total going left from right

## left to right

Fuck rules

... and I got an E at AS Maths - a whole 12 of those marks came from the two Core Maths modules too :D

## ^8

## I walked through the Stats paper though (relatively speaking, at least)

## no

## oh! oh!

low battery?

B

Brackets first

O

Orders (ie Powers and Square Roots, etc.)

DM

Division and Multiplication (left-to-right)

AS

Addition and Subtraction (left-to-right)

## What's your answer then you boring little oxygen thief?

## Eric Cantona

## my answer? you mean THE answer

7

## also you are angry

you should take some deep breaths

## So it's seven then, like I, and a lot of other people, said.

## yeah i didn't say no to that

## haha

## 7 or 4

## depending if it's

6 -1x0 + 2/2

or

6 -1x0 + 2

------------

2

## it's one and only one of those answers

## no it's not

## if you do maths then it is

in the second way you did it wrong

## no it isn't

no I didn't

## you can't get to 4 unless you divide last

## yes you can

## well you said 6+0+2 which is 8 and then you divide by 2 to get 4

what order are you doing it in?

## BIMDAS

6 -1x0 + 2

------------

2

then

6 + 2

------

2

then

3 + 1

= 4

## why are you dividing everything to the left of the / by 2?

## that would be

(6-1x0+2)/2=

## because how it's written you can't tell if it's

6 -1x0 + (2/2)

or

(6 -1x0 +2)/2

## it's written without brackets so it is

6-1x0+2/2=

## it's not

## well it is, that's what i posted in the subject line

## it's unclear what you posted in the subject line

## no it's not. it's just right there. there are no brackets

## I know, I can see it

there don't have to be any brackets

## well if you want to divide everything by the two then there does

## no there doesn't

## well it is maths but that's ok

## so I'm right then

cool

## yeah you are right

cool

## 3.5

## no

## without brakets

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.

## like

(6-1)x(0+2)/2=

## You only knew that because you read the rest of the thread

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 do agree with this. being wrong is good

## on the contrary

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.

## Android calculator says it's 7

http://db.tt/zsZzxCSW

## Interesting

standard windows calculator says it's 1

scientific view says it's 7

HOW VERY INTERESTING *puffs pipe*

## it's because you can't really enter things in the right order in windows calculator

## well you can, but it isn't just doing it left to right

## I am aware, was just being silly billy

## <3

## I'm gonna say

1

## :D

## youre all fucking gay

## Gay Math

Would be a great band name

http://i.imgur.com/XZbQE.jpg

## 2

took me about 3 seconds.

## took me about 5 minutes

it's baffled a few people i know

## i didn't get that

had to look it up

## I got it, but it took me more than 5 minutes :D

I know a few people who will go mental trying to work this out

## Yeah

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

## Genuinely quite depressed by the innumeracy demonstrated in this thread

Just when you think our education system can't get any worse, it manages to outdo itself.

## Hey, I got 100% in my A-level maths.

I got a letter from the exam board congratulating me and everything.

## now's probably not the time to admit that I was going to give the answer of "undefined"

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?

## that's a fair point, i copy pasted it over from somewhere and that was what had been used

if i had typed it out it would have been *

## 1.9.3p125 :001 > ZeroDivisionError: divided by 0

## I think a lot of people just wanted to wind cat_race up.

At least I hope that's it.

## i was hoping that more of that would happen actually

only japes but any real effort into trolling me when he was adamant that the answer could be 4

http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/social/4413954#r6973596

## bracketed it incorrectly. it's still not 4

## still could be

## :D

## will dis let you write ÷ ?

bet it won't

## nice work!

## ÷

## wahey!

6-1x0+2/2

is not the same as

6-1x0+2÷2=

## don't get out of this on a dis based technicality

## this whole thread is a technicality

## no it's just the rules of maths

## maths rulez

## fix

## 1

## who fucking cares?

## theo

## 7H30

## ÷ 534n

## C47_R4C3

## this isn't maths anymore

## everything is maths

## There are loads of these equations around facebook

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.

## how would you write it with brackets?

## you can write it any way you want with brackets

## if you don't mind the answer changing then you can

## if it's ambiguous then there are multiple possible answers

which are all valid. it's really your fault for not writing it correctly.

## maybe you just didn't understand it

it's ok

## that's what I'm saying

it's your fault

## Yeah

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.

## Of course they fucking would

## not if they wanted to it to be understood clearly

## by people who don't fully understand maths

## people like you

## (Go)(ing) (to) (wr)(ite) (all) (my) sent(ences) l(ike) ((th)is) from (now) on

(to) m(ake) (sure) I'm unambig(u)(ous).

## did that take a while?

## Yes :(

## it's like when kids Do ThAt Ty Pe Of WrItInG

feels like it must take forever

## this thread is great success

## Divide it by 2 and what do you get?

## a couple of half wits

## This thread is hilarious

So much so,I've now joined up.

## so what's the answer then?

Hi

There is a SECRET message hidden at the end of this post. FUCK YE! lmao

dvve | 13 Apr '16, 21:13 | ^ This | Reply

:'(

Icarus-Smicarus | 13 Apr '16, 22:15 | ^ This | Reply

ha! Sorry if you were hurt by my rude message. It was posted in jest. ☮

dvve | 13 Apr '16, 22:49 | ^ This | Reply

ty. ttys.

Icarus-Smicarus | 14 Apr '16, 00:20 | ^ This | Reply

What is this magic!?

Genuinely impressed.

ma0sm | 14 Apr '16, 01:59 | ^ This | Reply

Hello ma0sm! As a fellow TSTer i'll tell you. It's quite simple really, i have just been using this little keyboard trick and this is what the trick is .... NBSP! TTYS.

dvve | 14 Apr '16, 03:00 | ^ This | Reply

♥

ma0sm | 14 Apr '16, 06:41 | ^ This | Reply