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ijjidark

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PostedJan 09, 2013 2:14 pm
People are getting different answers because some of us are using BEDMAS, and some are using PEMDAS.
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mattywashere

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PostedJan 09, 2013 2:31 pm
ijjidark wrote:
People are getting different answers because some of us are using BEDMAS, and some are using PEMDAS.  


Yes, also some are forget to go left from right. Some are just quickly solving the equation without actually putting thought into it and remember what their professors have told them about PEMDAS.

Question: What is BEDMAS?

ijjidark

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PostedJan 10, 2013 8:11 am
BEDMAS is used in Canada.

Brackets
Exponents
Divide
Multiply
Add
Subtract

sweetxdevil357

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PostedJan 10, 2013 8:57 am
This is basic math. First we have to get rid of the brackets, then multiply and finally divide. :/

I don't understand how people are getting 9.

mattywashere

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PostedJan 10, 2013 2:21 pm
You don't get rid of brackets. That is the problem.

6/2(1+2)=

1+2= 3

6/2(3)=

3(3)=9

jeffysaur

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PostedJan 12, 2013 3:56 am
It's more funny how people insult those who answered 9, they think multiplication comes first before division just because M came first before D in PEMDAS. I've seen this issue many times on facebook.
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