﻿ 6 / 2(2+1)

### Poll

#### what is it

9
49 (62.8%)
1
29 (37.2%)

Total Members Voted: 78

### Author Topic: 6 / 2(2+1)  (Read 2349 times)

#### Juliun03

anyone that says it's 1 is STUPID!!

#### snozola

This is gay. Questions that trip people up with bad math formatting aren't challenging, they're just stupid.

Here's a real math question. Given that the definition of an ellipse is:
(x^2/a^2) + (y^2/b^2) = 1

Prove that area of the ellipse equals pi * a * b using calculus.

Would have typed it out, but I found this instead.

Also Green's Theorem can be used, but I can't remember how. It's been a couple minutes since Calc III.

#### Waru

6 / 2(2+1)
6 / 2(3)
6 / 2 * 3

replacing the ÷ with a _ does is not an illegal math move.

(6/2) * 3

still the same

#### Epicduke

I got 6/5 wtf I'm handicapped

#### Teneksi

Well, thanks to all the extra spaces in the thread title, it's easy to see it as 6 over everything else, rather than 6/2 times 2+1

Intuitively, I ended up with 1, but following the rules it's 9.

Generally, you should use unambiguous formatting

Questions that trip people up with bad math formatting aren't challenging, they're just stupid.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2015, 06:24:37 PM by Teneksi »

#### gr8dayseth

Well, thanks to all the extra spaces in the thread title, it's easy to see it as 6 over everything else, rather than 6/2 times 2+1
Ah THIS is why I was confused, if the spaces weren't there I would've thought of it as a normal equation.

But yeah:
they're just stupid.