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This Order Of Operations Math Problem Could Leave You Guessing

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If you think you know your order of operations (remember algebra class?) now's the time to put that to the test. Here's the problem: 6÷2(1+2) = ? A popular answer is one, but that answer is incorrect. Watch the video below to find out how this problem is solved, or scroll down to get the answer.

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What is 6÷2(1+2) = ?

It's not 1.

ANSWER

The answer to this order of operations math problem is nine. To learn how to arrive at this answer, watch the video above.

9-3÷1/3+1= ?

Test yourself with another order of operations problem.

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