What is 6÷2(1+2) = ? The Correct Answer Explained

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Watch Full Video Of What is 6÷2(1+2) = ? The Correct Answer Explained.What is 6÷2(1+2) = ? This problem went viral and generated millions of comments on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and social media sites. I explain how to get the correct answer by using the modern interpretation of the order of operations. I also explain how you would get a different answer under historical usage of the division symbol. *I get many, many emails about this problem. Before you send an email, check out my blog post or in the links provided below which address every concern I have received so far. If you write to me about this be advised I probably will not
respond. Blog (text explanation): http://wp.me/p6aMk-4OV Slate explains the history of the division symbol http://slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/03/facebook_math_problem_why_pemdas_doesn_t_always_give_a_clear_answer.html Here is a 1917 article from "The American Mathematical Monthly" that explains the usage of the division symbol as an exception to the order of operations http://jstor.org/stable/2972726?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents Google evaluation https://google.com/#q=6%C3%B72(1%2B2) WolframAlpha
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