- Nov 3, 2010
- Reaction score
No, it's right. The parentheses being next to the two means the answer in the parentheses is multiplied by two - I honestly can't tell you where I got the idea that you multiply both numbers by the answer in parentheses, my only defense is that I swear I remember something like that being in some sort of math equation.No, 6÷2(1+2) is just wrong, because it either means (6/2)(1+2) or 6/(2(1+2)). The first has 9 as a result , the second 1.
I guess I'm harbouring bitterness towards them. I didn't get into the particular university that would have been my first choice because my math mark brought my average down 2% below the cut-off. i will always be bitter towards mathematics.