Brackets first, then multiplications/divisions, then addition and subtraction. So I say the answer is 1. But then I got kicked out of Swiss school for being so spectacularly sh*te at maths. Thankfully the British system thought my mad maths skills worthy of a B in GCSE...

You must apply the 2(1+2) first, it cannot be separated.
That bit is 6.
Any number divided by itself is 1
6/6 =1

Unfortunately you are wrong. The original of this equation should be like:
6÷2.(1+2). You can also put the "x" instead of "." When you have this it's clear: division is always done first. Now you can find the 9 result.

Brackets first, then multiplications/divisions, then addition and subtraction. So I say the answer is 1. But then I got kicked out of Swiss school for being so spectacularly sh*te at maths. Thankfully the British system thought my mad maths skills worthy of a B in GCSE...

But do you do multiplication or division first?

I think it can be either 1 or 9 depending on how you were taught order of operations

I got 9. You do all calculations left to right, except brackets are first. Then you do any multiplications and divisions in the order they occur left to right. Then you do any non-parenthetical additions or subtractions in the order they occur, left to right. If there were exponents, you'd do them just after the brackets.

I might be wrong, but I've never heard of UtH's "can't be separated" explanation - a number abutting the parenthesis means "x"/multiply.

I got 9. You do all calculations left to right, except brackets are first. Then you do any multiplications and divisions in the order they occur left to right. Then you do any non-parenthetical additions or subtractions in the order they occur, left to right. If there were exponents, you'd do them just after the brackets.

I might be wrong, but I've never heard of UtH's "can't be separated" explanation - a number abutting the parenthesis means "x"/multiply.

I might be wrong, but I've never heard of UtH's "can't be separated" explanation - a number abutting the parenthesis means "x"/multiply.

A(B+C)= AB+AC
The A next to a parenthesis equals multiplication. Hence you need to resolve it. The fact that no multiplication sign is present seems to confuse most.

A(B+C)= AB+AC
The A next to a parenthesis equals multiplication. Hence you need to resolve it. The fact that no multiplication sign is present seems to confuse most.

For the South Africans out there, remember BODMAS, not a word that makes sense but one I have never forgotten, I wonder if they still teach it like that.

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