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# Mathematical Conundrum

zzzz999

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Here's a wee mathematical conundrum, what do you think the answer is?

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zzzz999

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The equation to solve was

6-1x0+2/2 =

Kevscar1

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Answer0 if you times anything by 0 you get 0

onthelimit1

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Hmm fm, I'm not so sure. I would have thought you work along, so

6-1=5 5x0=0 0+2/2=1.

but it's a lobg time since i did any maths!

HondaMan

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The mnemonic BODMAS still works. Try it!

morddwyd

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BODMAS!

That takes me back a bit!

Condom

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The rules of mathematics say you divide & multiply before you add and subtract so for the first time only I have to agree with FM.

It is a little like what is half of two and two ....the answer being 3

Aitchbee

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I would agree with onthelimit1 that 1 is the answer...

Most people do maths all the time without even realising it... Americans do math.

hastelloy

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fourm member is correct using BODMAS (or BIDMAS). Incidentally the O is for 'other'.

lotvic

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7

hastelloy

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fourm member

I work with maths tutors and they teach O = other.