WhataFnGeek on November 21st, 2020 at 07:41 UTC »
As someone that does math for a living, this makes me really sad.
kvothetyrion on November 21st, 2020 at 08:01 UTC »
This is just generally a poorly written problem
Edit: For people questioning why - all of these PEMDAS problems are super dumb. No mathematician writes a purposefully confusing equation. The correct way to write this problem is as a fraction.
If you want the answer to be 9: [6(2+1)]/2
If the want the answer to be 1: 6/[2(2+1)]
ShiBen0725 on November 21st, 2020 at 08:07 UTC »
This went viral few weeks back and it keeps going viral for some reason.
the correct answer from a mathematician is “you need to write this better so it’s not ambiguous”