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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 https://ift.tt/10BDjkJ 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 https://ift.tt/2c5frDn Google evaluation https://ift.tt/2calYNt WolframAlpha evaluation https://ift.tt/2cl55BG If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: https://ift.tt/1QQIpXn Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: https://ift.tt/2pHMxi6 Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://ift.tt/1pEAI8R Google+: https://ift.tt/1rlbsEt Pinterest: https://ift.tt/22DfcmS Tumblr: https://ift.tt/2D3pOmf Instagram: https://ift.tt/22DfcmU Patreon: https://ift.tt/1QQIpXn Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 3.8/5 stars on 31 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 2 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 5/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 3.8/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 12 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4
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