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

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Math videos by Presh Talwalkar (I majored in Mathematics and Economics at Stanford). I post brain teasers, riddles, logic puzzles, viral math problems, as well as topics in probability, game theory, and math-related subjects. Send me your favorite puzzles/suggestions on social media (below). Email is preferred, you can see my email address by clicking "for business inquiries" or by visiting my blog. Connect on social media. My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r Here's a listing of all my books https://www.amazon.com/Presh-Talwalkar/e/B008DKL6VG/

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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.

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Slate explains the history of the division symbol
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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
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