If that's true my maths are terrible, the item in the ( ) should be done first so it would (1 + 2 ) = 3 x 6 / 2 =9This equation recently was found on Facebook, and I was surprised how many argued for one of two possible answers: 1, or 9. Battle lines were drawn between those in the "old math" and "new math" camps, with references posted by both sides supporting the rational for their answers. I didn't monitor the posting to determine if there ever was a definitive resolution. FWIW, I was in the "old math" x=1 camp, as I see the problem as being 6 / 2(1+2) = 6 / 2(3) = 6 / 6 = 1.
It's only a matter of people using the parentheses differently in different parts of the world.It always amazes me how people want to try to redefine absolute truth. These redefinitions cause nothing but division even among the people that scream for tolerance and unity. When all they are showing is their own ignorance.
Enough of that talk about the difference between new and old math.
Math is math and no matter how you look at it it is 9. Inside the parentheses first then left to right.
I used to feel that way too, but really any symbol is acceptable as long as the people doing the maths agree on the symbol.To me math is addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Once you start adding letters and punctuation it is no longer math
It’s a language.PEMDAS or in this case PMD since there are no Exponents, Addition or Subtraction. Answer is 1.
P 1+2 = 3
M 2x3 = 6
D 6/6 = 1 All day long.
There is no "old" math or "new" math. There's just math and BS ways teachers try to explain it, or the methods they find acceptable to determine the answer. But the answer is always the same.