That seems like an odd way to do it but it works. I find it better to visualize it as: 2/3 * 6/1. That way you end up with (26)/(31) which is 12/3 which is 4

You could have gone fraction so it would be two thirds multiplied by six ones so then it would be 12 thirds that gives 4, im shit at explaining but to me thats easier

Everybody everywhere should just use standard scientific notation. Representing divisions as fractions with an implicit bracket on the top and bottom portions is 5 billion times cleaner.

In real life people just put parentheses fucking everywhere. Especially in code, where you have to use inline division, I use parentheses and line breaks as much as possible so that there's as few opportunities for misinterpretation as possible. Although complex math often looks confusing and intimidating, the whole point of it is actually to be concise and clear. There should be no room for misinterpretation.

This is why we use fractions instead of division symbols in math. The division symbol adds unnecessary confusion. While they are functionally the same, fact that fractions show clearly what the problem is, not this vague thing.

I really don't think there is an answer to shit poorly written question. by just following left to right you are basically saying a/bc = (a/b)*c , which might be technically correct, since writing two things together in math is implying multiplication, but I doubt any mathematician ever implied that with that statement.

If you ever get confused just remember you can use fractions and multiplication to avoid division (obviously it’s gonna look the same in-line but it might help some people thinking it through) don’t divide by 3 multiply by one-third (1/3) and then commutative property of multiplication makes it much easier

Division and multiplication are equal in order so it’s left side first, meaning you do 2/3 first, which is about 0.666666 etc. then it’s multiplied by 6. So assuming that the decimal multiplied by 3 is 2, since we just divided that amount, it would equal 4.

With just multiplication and division it DOES NOT matter. No matter what order you if it in, the final answer will remain same. It gets fucky when you bring in + and -

Order of operations is kinda important to know in life ngl. I've learned math at a high level and can definitely say that a lot of it I'll never touch. But even at my young age I've used OoO a lot when cooking, shopping, etc

I hate these posts because it's not an order of operations issue. It's a grouping issue caused by not using fraction division. This slash is almost as bad as the elementary school division symbol.

All throughout school they told us PEMDAS, in that exact order and then suddenly in like 10/11 grade it was was PE M/D A/S, depending on which came first and it probably explains why I suck at math.

assuming the slash is for "divided by" although in this particular equation if is is used to represent divided by or a fraction the answer will be the same

Use better notation god damnit! write a division as a proper fraction so people can actually know what you want dividing what and use fucking parentheses fuckers, this is how bridges collapse

this is a poorly written statement with no correct answer, because it’s meaning is left up to the interpretation of the reader. it’s like speaking without commas in english. add parentheses to make it legible

There isn’t an “order of operations”—it’s just called operator precedence. And it’s only a convention for computation (and it’s hasn’t even been around that long ~17th century).

How is this a discussion? It's the equivalent of two thirds times six. 2/3×6 (2/3)×6 6×(2/3) 12/3 4 I only took some advanced math in highschool and a couple engineering classes. It's not difficult math at all.

Dank

Most systems give division and multiplication the same priority, so they are performed in the order of writing

In math there is only one system. The other systems are just wrong

Yeah thought the same thing

Thats why you use (2/3)3 or 2/(33) or you write as a fraction

writing makes my wrist hurt

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Yes

Isnt it just?

No because you used decimals instead of an exact answer

Just do it as a fraction multiplication to quell people talking about the decimal.

You got it right but also when you expressed 2/3 in a fraction you did it wrong. It's not 0.66, it's 0.67 as you have to round up the last digit

I mean it is the same as

2×6÷3

0,67*

you can

That seems like an odd way to do it but it works. I find it better to visualize it as: 2/3 * 6/1. That way you end up with (26)/(31) which is 12/3 which is 4

You commuted the first cardinal sin. Never convert fractions to decimal

You could have gone fraction so it would be two thirds multiplied by six ones so then it would be 12 thirds that gives 4, im shit at explaining but to me thats easier

Why do some people use a comma as a decimal?

You could just cancel out 3 and 6 then becomes 2*2 which is 4 simple

No you fool.

Everybody everywhere should just use standard scientific notation. Representing divisions as fractions with an implicit bracket on the top and bottom portions is 5 billion times cleaner.

It is clearer but also just doesnt matter

I mean the easiest way is literally that one third of 6 is 2 hence two thirds of 6 is 4

In-line division symbols are the bane of all mathematicians and trolls

All my homies use postfix expression

In real life people just put parentheses fucking everywhere. Especially in code, where you have to use inline division, I use parentheses and line breaks as much as possible so that there's as few opportunities for misinterpretation as possible. Although complex math often looks confusing and intimidating, the whole point of it is actually to be concise and clear. There should be no room for misinterpretation.

Unless they see it as: 2 / (3x6) = 1/9

you could simplify the 6 with the 3 reducing it to two steps, but yeah, works the same

I must be thick as shit. How the hell did I get 36?

beast boy

This is why we use fractions instead of division symbols in math. The division symbol adds unnecessary confusion. While they are functionally the same, fact that fractions show clearly what the problem is, not this vague thing.

I really don't think there is an answer to shit poorly written question. by just following left to right you are basically saying a/bc = (a/b)*c , which might be technically correct, since writing two things together in math is implying multiplication, but I doubt any mathematician ever implied that with that statement.

A good mathematician would refuse to answer that question, as it's extremely poorly written.

A good mathematician would keep scrolling

It’s an intentionally ambiguous equations where multiple answers could be correct because of the ambiguity

If you ever get confused just remember you can use fractions and multiplication to avoid division (obviously it’s gonna look the same in-line but it might help some people thinking it through) don’t divide by 3 multiply by one-third (1/3) and then commutative property of multiplication makes it much easier

The problems arise when 2/3×6 is changed to 2÷3(6), which some consider to change the order of operations and some don't

Parenthesis: Am I a joke to you?

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Are we no longer excusing my dear aunt sally (please)?

This is why you always use parenthesis to reduce confusion. Intentionally making things harder is stupid

Everyone talks about BEDMAS or PEMDAS but no one talks about how brackets and parentheses arent interchangeable

...or you know, to do most well paying jobs.

is it bedmas or bemdas please help

It doesn’t matter with times and division and as well plus and minus, you just solve from left->right

Either, or both.

This is by far the most intellectual comments box I've seen so far on Reddit

The answer is 9 right?

The answer is 4, by the way.

What movie is this format from?

was wondering the same. saw that video as a kid and know i loved it but haven't seen it since.

4?

The answer is shit notation btw

If it truly was important to know the correct answer for a / b * c, it would not be written exclusively horizontally.

PEMDAS, baby!

Wait...

I put it in the view of a fraction. To me it looked like this.

what you saying is 2 / (3 × 6) not 2 / 3 * 6

It's obvious not 9

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The answer to such prompts is always: "You are a tool if you wrote the expression like that."

It’s clickbait, hence the purpose of the meme, and the irony.

9 big troll

2/3 x 6/1 = 12/3 = 4 2 / (3x6) = 2/18 = 1/9

There was a post credit scene in Charlie and the Chocolate factory?

Mayonnaise

But what's 4Q +6Q?

13.5

HOW

Guys it obviously 7

2/3X6 2X2 (6 cancelled by 3 in 2 times) 4

So

Assuming default order of operation since no brackets

There's no need to make the denominators the same when it's multiplication.

It’s been years sincere I’ve seen this meme format thanks

This is the reason why you use parentescies

2/3 *6 Two over three multiplied by six

Why did you change 2/3 to 4/6?

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Bro the order of operations is irrelevant here

But it doesnt fucking matter here, atleast pick an example where it does

Division and multiplication are equal in order so it’s left side first, meaning you do 2/3 first, which is about 0.666666 etc. then it’s multiplied by 6. So assuming that the decimal multiplied by 3 is 2, since we just divided that amount, it would equal 4.

I got South Africa, if you got something else, you need to learn boi

The answer is 4? Right?

there is no answer. its a poorly written question which can be read as a/bc or (a/b)*c

With just multiplication and division it DOES NOT matter. No matter what order you if it in, the final answer will remain same. It gets fucky when you bring in + and -

Order of operations is kinda important to know in life ngl. I've learned math at a high level and can definitely say that a lot of it I'll never touch. But even at my young age I've used OoO a lot when cooking, shopping, etc

Parentheses would make this clearer

Is it two-thirds or 2 divided by 3?

Yes.

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Isn’t it just PEMDAS? Parentheses Exponents Multiplication Division Addition Subtraction

It's 9, right?

I have two interpretations of this problem.

Even if you don’t go into STEM and use function-based software, you might end up relying on someone who does.

I assume the BODMAS system is still in use

The answer is twelve thirds.

I hate these posts because it's not an order of operations issue. It's a grouping issue caused by not using fraction division. This slash is almost as bad as the elementary school division symbol.

Parenthesis

2/18 or just 1/9.

Using order of operations: Parenthesis -> Exponents -> Multiplication -> Division -> Addition -> Subtraction.

Seen the meme template but never knew what movie this is from

2 /3 * 6= (2 * 6)/3 = 12/3 = 4

÷ superiority

Did you choose two operators that have the same priority on purpose just to fuck with us?

2 I think

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Order of operations can be ambiguous.

Reddit should support latex!

But it wouldnt work if you start with fractions right? Then you have to calculate left to right

2/3 is a fraction

All throughout school they told us PEMDAS, in that exact order and then suddenly in like 10/11 grade it was was PE M/D A/S, depending on which came first and it probably explains why I suck at math.

Isn't it just 2/3, or 0.66 repeating, times 6?

Everyone knows that’s the most important practical application of mathematics

Two thirds times 6. There, now you know the answer?

1/36=2 One third of six is two 2/36=4 Double two

2 / 3 x 6 = 12 / 3

The correct answer is two eighteenths.

assuming the slash is for "divided by" although in this particular equation if is is used to represent divided by or a fraction the answer will be the same

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2*6/3 = 4 12/3 = 4

4 the last time, these are meant to trick students so the brain works harder and they can learn math better... They're tricky for a reason

Cztery, betoniarzu, CZTERY

Y'know, looking at all the comments here, I'm confident in saying that the answer is 4, and clickbait works way to well

It’s 4, you literally just work it left to right because multiplication and division have the same value

The answer here is 4, division and multiplication have the same priority

Long live the PEMDAS!!

even if you do that problem wrong it will always be right

The biggest problem with these is that 2/3x6 and 2/3(6) have arguably different implications.

but using bedmas it would be 3

Division or multiplication, depending on what comes first. In this question, the division comes first (left to right), so the answer is 4

I don’t know if that supposed to be the irony in this post or not, but it doesn’t matter which order you do that equation in lol

answer is 4

Use better notation god damnit! write a division as a proper fraction so people can actually know what you want dividing what and use fucking parentheses fuckers, this is how bridges collapse

Two thirds times three equals six thirds. I think…

I don't get it. It's 4, multiplication and division don't need order of operations. Wdym

That's why the Reverse Polish notation is superior:

when the 4:

2/3 x 6 is just 2/3 x 6 right?

Pemdas is one of the few useful tricks I learned in math

Nein

4 real

Oh, you're good at math?

Always. Specify. Your. Function.

Nerfed maths

this is a poorly written statement with no correct answer, because it’s meaning is left up to the interpretation of the reader. it’s like speaking without commas in english. add parentheses to make it legible

Easy fix. Dont answer. Keep it to yourself

Fractions is the way to go 👍

In integer division, 2/3 rounds down to 0, so the answer is zero.

instead of writing diving by 3 why not multiply by 1/3 smh /s

Answer is 4, Reason? BEDMAS.

Btw the answer is 4

There isn’t an “order of operations”—it’s just called operator precedence. And it’s only a convention for computation (and it’s hasn’t even been around that long ~17th century).

0.11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111

The limit does not exist

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Is my old PEMDAS out of date?

Order of operations doesn't even matter here. 2 / 3 * 6 is done left to right.

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Well 2/3rds of 6 is 4.

That post was like, 5 before this for me.

Oh boy oh boy. I sure love wasting my time

Well that fucking equation is wrong where are the parenthesis?

I hope y'all are really proud you can do 4th grade math boys

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9 right?

How is this a discussion? It's the equivalent of two thirds times six. 2/3×6 (2/3)×6 6×(2/3) 12/3 4 I only took some advanced math in highschool and a couple engineering classes. It's not difficult math at all.

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Answer is 4 btw

All my homies hate in line division

jokes on you multiplication and division are associative; the order can be whatever you want

Yeesh why is everyone so stupid when it comes to this, the math is formatted horribly.

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Use ÷ not /. So you won't look like a fool for making this vague clickbait question.