But that's too easy, you say?

Well, following the break (Sorry to those reading in Google Reader) is a small portion of the Facebook feed. This is 100 or so of 254,542 ! According to the poster, only 30% got it right.

Shannon Bettridge Klebba
Haha, just argued with my daughter
about this earlier..i said 7 she said five!!

Shirley
Baker I HATE MATH in ALL FORMS!

Tim
McKeil Becomes 6 minus 0 plus
1. Equals 7.

Anne
E Dyer This is why I only do
math that I can count on my fingers. I thought the answer was 1.

Elena
LadyTruthfulley JahLove damn
all the time i thought x0 = 0 .....

Elena
LadyTruthfulley JahLove ok 7,
5, 3,5 1 , en 4 o.O Never mind.......

Steven
Lee Huff And thats why i hated
math class

Claudia
Raively Payne wow, john
cool.....where did you learn your math??? 5X0 = 0....not 5....

Terry
D Weimann 1....

Raymond
Gagnon 5X0? Where did you get
that? Retard!

Raymond
Gagnon It's 1X0=0 & 2/2=1
so 6-0+1=7... Never add & subtract until multiplication & division is
done.

Alan
Michael Matthew McKee 6-1x0+2/2=5

1x0=0, and 2/2=1.

So,

6-+1, because the 0 no longer exists in the equation. Since its - a +, it's merely -. So, 6-1=5. Yes?

1x0=0, and 2/2=1.

So,

6-+1, because the 0 no longer exists in the equation. Since its - a +, it's merely -. So, 6-1=5. Yes?

Allan
Kottyan People that say BODMAS
or PEMDAS doesn't apply are wrong. Not every aspect has to be there to apply
the rule. There is no exponential but you still go in order. If the problem
didn't include subtraction but had brackets you would use the rule even without
all the components. Brackets are only needed if you want addition or
subtraction applied before one of the other operations

Sarah Davis Got it right!!!! Just sayin', I'm proud
of myself.=)

o

Sarah Davis 6-1x0+2/2

6-0+1

7.

6-0+1

7.

Linda
Cooley School was too long ago

Anne
U Dig McLemore 3 and a
half!!!!!!!

Anne
U Dig McLemore 7 divided by 2?

Anne
U Dig McLemore what is it? 3 n
a half!

Haytham
Adel ANS :1

J-Baby
Cortés Then the 30 percent are
the smarter ones because the ANSWER is 5 GOOGLE is wrong. What I was taught in
school is to Add THEN subtract...not subtract THEN add...Its please excuse my
dear aunt sally...NOT please excuse my dear sally aunt

Jake
Torreano Lol u must have done
the math wrong i dod it like ten tomes and still got five maube u shuld try
using pemdas lol

Alex
Pne Wolstenholme BODMAS - addition
before subtraction. The answer is 5.

Neil
Hartnell Pedmas, bodmas? When
we did it, it was BIMDAS: Brackets, Indices, Multiplication, Division,
Addition, Subtraction. So it appears that in different parts of the world, it's
slightly different, and the operations are listed in a different order. We were
taught that as long as M & D were done bore A & S, they were done in
the order they appeared, so in this case, it's M, D, S, A. My calculator says
7, which is how I worked it out.

Neil
Hartnell *before*

Anthony
Hôôch Cartwright The answer
would only be 7 if the brackets were already in the equation. This is written
as a straight forward sum, and therefore should be done in the order written.
Answer is 1.

Cassie
Mills How is it not 5? 6-0+1
is 5 under correct order of operations. Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally...Aunt
Sally...addition and then subtraction.

Mallory
Clow I will admit that I got 5
at first, but then reading these comments - I had forgotten that once you get
the multiplication/division out of the way you go left to right. lol. I remembered
BEDMAS, but I forgot that 1 simple rule.

Nick
A Partida Regardless of
brackets, multiplication and division should be worked first. Then I would
agree, work it in the order its in. 6-0+1=7. This is how it was taught in
school, and the person posting says it's the right answer. So does a calculator
if you give it a try. Why is it this so difficult for people?

Nick
A Partida Found this on
mathisfun website. This is exactly how I was taught in school.

Parentheses first

E

Exponents (ie Powers and Square Roots, etc.)

MD

Multiplication and Division (left-to-right)

AS

Addition and Subtraction (left-to-right)

Parentheses first

E

Exponents (ie Powers and Square Roots, etc.)

MD

Multiplication and Division (left-to-right)

AS

Addition and Subtraction (left-to-right)

Michelle
Ferguson Wade For those
insisting the answer is not 7, go ahead and plug it into a calculator. You'll
see that 7 is correct. PEMDAS is the guide. You have to remember the rule of
left to right when you are left with only subtraction/addition.

Peter
Jones http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_operation

Multiply and divide before adding and subtracting. You don't need the brackets to install that order. Everyone who insists otherwise is an idiot from this moment forward.

The true idiot award here, though, goes to J Baby Cortes, who got to the 6-0+1 and then decided the answer was 5. It isn't; addition and subtraction are done simultaneously, because you're summing numbers. The question could be rephrased as "what is the sum of 6, negative 0, and 1." The answer is 7. If you disagree, look at this post and figure out why you are the stupid one.

Multiply and divide before adding and subtracting. You don't need the brackets to install that order. Everyone who insists otherwise is an idiot from this moment forward.

The true idiot award here, though, goes to J Baby Cortes, who got to the 6-0+1 and then decided the answer was 5. It isn't; addition and subtraction are done simultaneously, because you're summing numbers. The question could be rephrased as "what is the sum of 6, negative 0, and 1." The answer is 7. If you disagree, look at this post and figure out why you are the stupid one.

In mathematics and computer
programming, the order of operations (sometimes call...See More

Amina
Winchester Wahid God maths
gives me a headAche..

Lindsay
Chapman Addition and
subtraction are on equal terms with each other!!

You go left to right if there is both an addition and subtraction!

Take a number out of the original equation (6=a) and put 5 in as the answer:

a-(1x0)+(2/2)=5

a-0+1=5

a=5-1

a=4

Shouldn't a=6??? Therefore 5 is wrong!

a-(1x0)+(2/2)=7

a-0+1=7

a=7-1

a=6 which is correct

This proves algebraically that 7 is correct.

You go left to right if there is both an addition and subtraction!

Take a number out of the original equation (6=a) and put 5 in as the answer:

a-(1x0)+(2/2)=5

a-0+1=5

a=5-1

a=4

Shouldn't a=6??? Therefore 5 is wrong!

a-(1x0)+(2/2)=7

a-0+1=7

a=7-1

a=6 which is correct

This proves algebraically that 7 is correct.

Denise
Siggens what was the answer?

Jj
Bartrom It seems as though the
answer depends on which way you look at the problem. But we can't have this
kind of flexibility in mathematics; math won't work if you can't be sure of the
answer, or if the exact same problem can calculate to two or more different
answers. To eliminate this confusion, we have some rules of precedence,
established at least as far back as the 1500s, called the "order of
operations". The "operations" are addition, subtraction,
multiplication, division, exponentiation, and grouping; the "order"
of these operations states which operations take precedence (are taken care of)
before which other operations.

Alex
Hannam The people say that the
add and subtract are equal and are done left to right, bam cleared it up for
me... then Lindsay Chapman's thing should do it for the rest of the
haters.Addition and subtraction are on equal terms with each other!!

You go left to right if there is both an addition and subtraction!

Take a number out of the original equation (6=a) and put 5 in as the answer:

a-(1x0)+(2/2)=5

a-0+1=5

a=5-1

a=4

Shouldn't a=6??? Therefore 5 is wrong!

a-(1x0)+(2/2)=7

a-0+1=7

a=7-1

a=6 which is correct

This proves algebraically that 7 is correct.

You go left to right if there is both an addition and subtraction!

Take a number out of the original equation (6=a) and put 5 in as the answer:

a-(1x0)+(2/2)=5

a-0+1=5

a=5-1

a=4

Shouldn't a=6??? Therefore 5 is wrong!

a-(1x0)+(2/2)=7

a-0+1=7

a=7-1

a=6 which is correct

This proves algebraically that 7 is correct.

Natalie
Rogers :)

P

E

MD

AS

When I teach PEMDAS to my students, I make them write it like I have above. This helps them remember that you resolve multiplication and division in the same step, as they occur from left to right. The same holds true for addition and subtraction - they must be resolved as they appear from left to right. So if you have only addition and subtraction remaining - start on the left and solve each part as you go. For the above problem it means that you will solve 6-0 before adding 1.

P

E

MD

AS

When I teach PEMDAS to my students, I make them write it like I have above. This helps them remember that you resolve multiplication and division in the same step, as they occur from left to right. The same holds true for addition and subtraction - they must be resolved as they appear from left to right. So if you have only addition and subtraction remaining - start on the left and solve each part as you go. For the above problem it means that you will solve 6-0 before adding 1.

John
Tucker UGH..Kris Baldoza Yes
YOU do need to go back to elementary. read the comments to see if you can
figure out why the answer is 7

Chris
Forgione 7 PEMDAS or as I was
taught it, Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

Geoffrey
Taylor I was in algebra class
yesterday and we had a question that was to test our oder of operations class
very similar to this. Using PEMDAS you would do the Multiplication /Division parts
FIRST. If the problem has both so you then go left to right for those parts
then you go on to the Addition/subtraction parts, which once again you do left
to right. So 6-1x0+2/2=7 It ls done in this order: 6-(1x0)+(2/2)= 6-(0)+(1)=7.

Yes we had a bit of discussion to clear that up for those of us that were a bit slower than others in remembering that order of operations.

Yes we had a bit of discussion to clear that up for those of us that were a bit slower than others in remembering that order of operations.

Lynn
Breaux The instructions say
answer IT, so IT should bet he correct answer. The math, of course, comes out
to 7.

Matt
Rizzo multiply by all by zero
= 0. 0 divide all by 2 = 0, 6+2 = 8, minus 1 = 7 (yay seven!)

Kathi
Schaff Sears The answer is 7
but people please can't we just get along. The reason so many people hate math
is because those that love it are so mean to those that don't get it yet. I
love math because of a great 6th grade teacher that made it fun. Please
remember we should all be kind to each other.

Franklin
Sampley Plug it into a
calculator? My calculator says 1 - so unless there's some brackets - I'll stick
to one. :D

Karen
Rizzo Marsh Seven - but I
don't know if it is a debit or a credit?

Gary
Spencer Pemdas on 6 (-1x0)
(+2/2) ~~ Mult: 1x0 = 0;

tricked me!.. -0 is just 0, so no more subtraction :P

tricked me!.. -0 is just 0, so no more subtraction :P

Sherman
Dippel I can see how those
folks that answered 3.5 got there, and wondering if any of them know what you
get when you multiply anything by zero..? Not that alone will get you the right
answer. If you amend that process, you'd end up with 1, which is still wrong.
You have to do the multiplication and division first, THEN go left to right: 6
- (0) + (1) = 7

Marc
James they are always 1

Jessica
Krucek Yeah, here's how it
broke down; no brackets or parenthesis. No exponents. Next is multiplication
and division (same step, left to right) so 6-(0)+(1). Addition and subtraction
(go left to right) leads to none from six, plus one. Seven

Joanne
Coombe Woo hoo I'm smart lol

Sammie
Walton 6-1x0+2/2

P. And E. Are no used, so start with M.

6 - (1x0) + 2/2

6 - 0 + 2\2.

Next comes D.

6 - 0 + (2/2)

6 - 0 + 1

This is where you go wrong. Pedmas states A( addition) before S (subtraction).

So, do as pedmas says.

6 - (1 + 0)

6 - 1

Now lastly, S for subtration.

6-1 = 5.

P. And E. Are no used, so start with M.

6 - (1x0) + 2/2

6 - 0 + 2\2.

Next comes D.

6 - 0 + (2/2)

6 - 0 + 1

This is where you go wrong. Pedmas states A( addition) before S (subtraction).

So, do as pedmas says.

6 - (1 + 0)

6 - 1

Now lastly, S for subtration.

6-1 = 5.

Sammie
Walton (pemdas and pedmas are
interchangeable according to the internet o.o)

Bruce
Luper I've been out of school
too long

James
Swann No Parenthesis, so
BODMAS/PEMDAS (Whatever you know it as) does NOT apply so it's just left to
right.

6 - 1 = 5

5 x 0 = 5

5 + 2 = 7

7 divided by 2 = 3.5

6 - 1 = 5

5 x 0 = 5

5 + 2 = 7

7 divided by 2 = 3.5

Paul
Anthony Baldovin To james
swann -- in what universe is 5x0 equal to 5?? You sir are a moron, please dont
ever comment on any math related questions again

James
Swann You have 5; you times it
by 0 and you STILL have five, since you STARTED with five and aren't adding,
subtracting, dividing or taking anything from it; that's how.

Alex
Garcia 5

Deana
Price 5x0 is always ZERO

Paul
Anthony Baldovin ANYTHING
TIMES ZERO IS ZERO YOU MORON!! If you are multiplying by ZERO, that means you
dont have anything to begin with! Wow the stupidity on facebook.. 5 + 0 = 5, 5
x 0 = 0.. Wow you are an idiot..

Paul
Anthony Baldovin If i have
nothing of something, and I hand nothing to 5 people.. We all have nothing..
That is essentially what 5 x 0 is = nothing! Lol

Dakota
Cooper PEMDAS ALWAYS applies
whether or not there are parenthesis or not. The answer is 7.

Fred
Newton 35% got this right? I
have stopped smiling.

Jen
Kerchner Pyzowski Remember the
rule of Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally? Parenthesis, Exponents,
Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction. Order of operations. Wish I
could say I remembered this on my own,but I have kids who needed to know this
and I had COMPLETELY forgotten about it until they needed to know... Oh well,
I'm certainly far from perfect. :) But I did get the answer. Thank you
elementary school math!

Rusty
Ellison Sorry James Swan but
5x0=0. Anything times 0 ='s 0 therefor the answer is 1. There are no parentesis
therefore the problum is don in order. so lets give it a shot. 6-1X0+2/2=?
6-1=5 5x0=0

Rusty
Ellison 0+2=2........2/2=1

Rusty
Ellison 1. I did it on the
calculator and also came up with one

Rusty
Ellison Here is a riddle: 3
men go to get a motel room. The ask the clerk, how much is the room? The clerk
replys, $30.00 so the three men spit it 3 ways, each putting up $10.00. They
get the key and retire to their room. A few minutes later the hotel manager
comes in a realizes that the tree men were overcharged for the room by $5.00 so
he hand the clerk 5 singles to take back to the three men. Instead of taking
the three men the five singles, he pockits 2 and gives them each back one
dollar.(here's were it gets tricky) The three, according to the math, paid
$27.00 for the room instead $30.00. So, $27.00 + the $2.00 that the clerk
pockited only equals $29.00. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OTHER DOLLAR?

Todd
Krost 6-1x0+2/2= 6-0+2/2
6-0+1 6+1 7

Luke
Overthere Conway if u dont
know, its 5

Aaron
Moyer That riddle makes no
sense. The guys should only have paid 25$ for the room after their mistake. He
pocketed two dollars and gave s buck to each guy. That equals the five bucks.
No riddle. :)

Sarah
Suenkel I got 7. I took 1x0=0,
then too 6-0=6 so the left side answer is 6 then I took 2/2=1, so the right
side answer is 1, then I added the left side 6 with the right side 1 and got the
answer 7 this is too easy do you have a harder one?

Tanja
van den Bergh When solving
6-1*0+2/2 you have to follow the rules of PEMDAS, stating a problem/equation
has to be solved in the right order (Parentheses Exponents Multiplication
Division Addition Subtraction). In this case, we start with solving the
multiplication and division. So to solve 6-1*0+2/2 you first have to solve 1*0,
which is 0. Then solve 6-0 = 6. Then we solve 2/2 which is 1, amd 6+1 is 7.

Sai
Ratna 5

Marilyn
Barker You're all mad!!

Sage
Jackson They are just mad cuz
they got it wrong..regardless its simple math..

6-1x0+2/2=?

1x0=0

2/2=1 so now we have

6-0+1

Someone earlier was trying to drop the 0. You can, but you will have to drop the negative in it too. Cause the equation is +6, -0, +1. =+7. Not 5.. not 1.. and sure as who the hell came up with 3.5

6-1x0+2/2=?

1x0=0

2/2=1 so now we have

6-0+1

Someone earlier was trying to drop the 0. You can, but you will have to drop the negative in it too. Cause the equation is +6, -0, +1. =+7. Not 5.. not 1.. and sure as who the hell came up with 3.5

Melissa
Fei Lowe how the fuck do you
get 7? P.E.M.D.A.S. would mean multiplying the -1 and 0 wiping them out. 2/2 =
1. then 1+6= 7. BOOM.

Susan
Lapane 5

Susan
Lapane 3.5.I mean.

Daniel
Barber The correct answer is
7. In the order of operations, relying solely on PEMDA is misleading.
Multiplication and division share the same "weight" as do addition
and subtraction. 6-(1x0)+(2/2)=6-0+1=7 not 5. Just as 10-3+2=9 rather than 5.
Evaluate left to right for operators that share the same weight. Additionally,
when doing this on a calculator it is necessary to understand how your
particular calculator is doing the evaluation. To quote Wikipedia again,
"The non-scientific calculator expects two operands and an operator. When
the next operator is pressed, the expression is immediately evaluated and the
answer becomes the left hand of the next operator. Advanced calculators allow
entry of the whole expression, grouped as necessary, and evaluates only when
the user uses the equals sign." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_operations

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Milka
Cruz 1

Ange
Taylor Brackets = there is
none

Exponents = there is none

Division = 2 divided by 2 is 1 (at 1)

Multiplication = 1 multiplied by 0 is 0 (still at 1)

Addition = 0 add 2 is 2 (at 3)

Subtraction = 6 subtract 1 is 5 (at 8)

BEDMAS, the answer is 8

Exponents = there is none

Division = 2 divided by 2 is 1 (at 1)

Multiplication = 1 multiplied by 0 is 0 (still at 1)

Addition = 0 add 2 is 2 (at 3)

Subtraction = 6 subtract 1 is 5 (at 8)

BEDMAS, the answer is 8

Pat
Vassel 5

Charmaine
Brick Ange you may need to
check you're 0 times tables. I was always taught 0 multiplied by any number was
0.

Jeremy
Danes Lol at Ange, you group
your Division/Multiplication and Subtraction/Multiplication it doesn't
entirely matter when you do them. You have to reference from left to right, you
referenced from right to left. So my point is, you can divide 2 and 2 first but
you have to put that number back into the equation and do the problem with your
addition and subtraction. So after the BEDMA in your method, the resulting
equation is 6-0+1 resulting in 7. Blouses.

Erin
Lamothe BEDMAS..brackets,
equations, division, multiplication, addition and subtraction.. no brackets or
equations..next step would be division 2/2 which equals 1..then multiplication
1x0 which equals 0, then addition 0+1 which equals 1, then subtraction 6-1
which equals 5..the answer has to be 5. Guess it's a matter of opinion more
then intelligence.

Randy
Herrin Screw math! I was
Better at speling!

Mike
Miller 1 IS THE ANSWER

Mike
Miller (6-1X0) = 0 (2/2) = 1
( 0 ) + ( 1 ) = 1

Betty
Green Doesn't there have to be
only ONE correct answer to this?

Jim
Mayfield Nope. Multiply and
divide first: 6-0+1=7.

6-(1x0)+2/2 = 6-0+(2/2) = 6-(0+1) = 6-1 =5

ReplyDelete6-0+1 is not equal to 6-(0+1)

Delete6-0+1 is the same as adding...

+6

-0

+1

--

7

Try any of these calculators...enter 6-1*0+2/2...

http://www.wolframalpha.com/

http://www.encalc.com/

http://web2.0calc.com/

6-1x0+2/2

ReplyDeletea-1x0+2/2=5

a-(1x0)+(2/2)=5

a-0+1=5

a-1=5

a=6 correct

6-1x0+2/2

a-1x0+2/2=7

a-(1x0)+(2/2)=7

a-0+1=7

a-1=7

a=8 wrong

Picking up at this point...

Deletea-0+1=7

a-0+1-1=7-1 (subtraction 1 from both sides)

a-0=6

a=6

So 6-1x0+2/2 = 7

You can't make the leap that 6-0+1 = 6-1.

ReplyDeleteIf it was stated as 6-(0+1), then the answer is 5.

But without parentheses, 6-0+1 should be solved left to right, as addition and subtraction have no precedence over the other.

6-0+1 = 6+1 = 7

Some correctly restate the problem as 6-0+1, but fail to solve it correctly. Since addition and subtraction have no precedence over the other in the order of operations, many think of it as solving left to right...

ReplyDelete6-0+1 = 6+1 = 7

It can also be considered as this addition problem...

+6

-0

+1

--

7

You're all getting WAY too upset. The answer is 5. Multiplication DOES come first, but it doesn't mean you take the two numbers AROUND the 'x' symbol and multiply them (as that would be arbitrary and make no sense), it means you SEPARATE the equation out from that point. That's why everyone's 'arguing,' because they don't know what the Order of Operations is dictating. When this is done correctly, the equation is reduced to:

ReplyDelete1. (6-1) x (0+2/2)

Then, from there, we do division. It doesn't matter that the multiplication isn't DONE yet, because as you can tell, we haven't reduced the equation fully, according to how PEMDAS actually works:

2. (6-1) x (0+1)

Now, it's easy. (5 x 1) This is why the answer is five, and only five.

But PEDMAS gives multiplication and division equal weight, yet you left the multiplication until last but did the division first. You are simply wrong.

Delete6-1x0+2/2

6-(1x0)+(2/2)

6-0+1

7

THAT is pedmas

To the anonymous remark on Sept. 20:

ReplyDeleteTry all of these online calculators - you will get the result of 7 each time...

http://www.wolframalpha.com/

http://www.encalc.com/

http://web2.0calc.com/

For each one, enter the expression as...

6-1*0+2/2

Or use Excel...

=6-1*0+2/2

Order of Ops says addition before subtraction. So its 5. All of you saying 7 are subtracting before you add. Order of Ops is a crock! Any handheld calculator says its 1.

ReplyDeleteNope, Order of Ops give addition and subtraction the same importance and they are done left to right.

Delete(PE)(DM)(AS)

BODMAS

ReplyDelete6-1*0+2/2

6-1*0+(2/2)

6-(1*0)+1

6-0+1

7

Answering anything other than 7 is just embarrassing (see why:Why 6-1*0+2/2=7). It just makes me wonder how people finish their education if they fail to learn basics in 5th or 6th grade.

ReplyDeleteI never understood this, while PEMDAS is good to know...I have never used it in real life. 22 years in the work force and have yet to use this

ReplyDeleteIf you start out with 6 chickens and add none you have 6. Now if I multiply by 0 hmmm I'd still have 6 but somehow I can't use them any more cuz the math works that way. So I'm guessin some nice person gave me 2 to use,I'd divide them in two and put em in a single coop so I'm gonna say I got 1 coop of chickens. Trouble I have is these 6 other chickens here. I'm gonna have to build another coop. Huh,math is weird.

ReplyDeleteits seven

ReplyDeleteI keep getting 4! Lol! I get the 7 and 1, but doing it in order I still keep getting 4 doing it 2 separate ways

ReplyDeleteI keep getting 4.. I also get the 7-1, but trying it in two forms I still get 4?...

ReplyDelete5

ReplyDeleteWhy do people keep entering the incorrect answer? When someone has explained that it is 7, please read WHY this is 7. As 7 actually is the one and only correct answer to this. This is not a debate. Not a discussion. It's math. According to the rules (and logic) the answer is 7. NOTHING ELSE!

ReplyDelete7

ReplyDelete