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Actually it is dividing be zero that is undefined. Multiplying anything by zero equals zero.

PastryGoddess, you have an oops, I think. In 6 - 0 + 1, you can't reduce that to 6 - 1, it would be 6 + 1. The - is attached to the 0 (it's the same as saying 6 + -0 + 1. So you would get 7 instead of 5.

The correct answer will not be posted until tomorrow night. It is causing quite a stir on the FB radio stations page. Anyone game?6-1x0+2 divided by 2=?I have no symbl on my keyboard for divide that I can see.

I (and DH) learned absolutely unquestionably without parenthesis ones does math in order left to right. So as written the answer is 1.If written 6 - (1X0) + (2/2) it would be 7.

Quote from: WillyNilly on November 01, 2012, 09:59:59 PMI (and DH) learned absolutely unquestionably without parenthesis ones does math in order left to right. So as written the answer is 1.If written 6 - (1X0) + (2/2) it would be 7. You're telling me neither you nor your DH learned the order of operations? That's very odd.

Quote from: Aeris on November 02, 2012, 12:01:58 AMQuote from: WillyNilly on November 01, 2012, 09:59:59 PMI (and DH) learned absolutely unquestionably without parenthesis ones does math in order left to right. So as written the answer is 1.If written 6 - (1X0) + (2/2) it would be 7. You're telling me neither you nor your DH learned the order of operations? That's very odd.http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U1L2DP.html

Quote from: MOM21SON on November 01, 2012, 07:51:22 PMThe correct answer will not be posted until tomorrow night. It is causing quite a stir on the FB radio stations page. Anyone game?6-1x0+2 divided by 2=?I have no symbl on my keyboard for divide that I can see.Is it 6 - 1 x 0 +2 ÷ 2 = or6 - 1 x 0 + 2--------------- = 2

Quote from: squeakers on November 02, 2012, 12:08:03 AMQuote from: Aeris on November 02, 2012, 12:01:58 AMQuote from: WillyNilly on November 01, 2012, 09:59:59 PMI (and DH) learned absolutely unquestionably without parenthesis ones does math in order left to right. So as written the answer is 1.If written 6 - (1X0) + (2/2) it would be 7. You're telling me neither you nor your DH learned the order of operations? That's very odd.http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U1L2DP.htmlYou just linked a page explaining order of operations. WillyNilly is saying that she and her DH learned to do the whole thing from left to right, instead of doing multiplication/division left to right first, then addition/subtraction left to right afterwards. Which means WillyNilly is saying that neither she nor her DH were taught the order of operations. Which I find odd.

Quote from: Aeris on November 02, 2012, 12:14:38 AMQuote from: squeakers on November 02, 2012, 12:08:03 AMQuote from: Aeris on November 02, 2012, 12:01:58 AMQuote from: WillyNilly on November 01, 2012, 09:59:59 PMI (and DH) learned absolutely unquestionably without parenthesis ones does math in order left to right. So as written the answer is 1.If written 6 - (1X0) + (2/2) it would be 7. You're telling me neither you nor your DH learned the order of operations? That's very odd.http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U1L2DP.htmlYou just linked a page explaining order of operations. WillyNilly is saying that she and her DH learned to do the whole thing from left to right, instead of doing multiplication/division left to right first, then addition/subtraction left to right afterwards. Which means WillyNilly is saying that neither she nor her DH were taught the order of operations. Which I find odd.From that page: "In Example 1, without any parentheses, the problem is solved by working from left to right and performing all the addition and subtraction. When parentheses are used, you first perform the operations inside the parentheses, and you'll get a different answer!"