Oh, AnnOMaly came to the same result already. Great to have that confirmed.
Please do the following equation
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WontLeave
The confusion occurs because the equation is written incorrectly. No "÷" would be used in a properlywritten equation. For it to equal 9, it should be written:
6
2 (1+2)=x (six halves  times  one plus two)
For it to equal 1, it should be written
6
2(1+2) =x (six  divided by the following: two  times  one plus two)
According to http://www.themathpage.com/alg/algebraicexpressions.htm#order:
what is the order of operations?
Before answering, let us note that since skill in science is the reason students are required to learn algebra; and since orders of operations appear only in certain forms, then in these pages we present only those forms that the student is even remotely likely to encounter in the actual practice of algebra. The division sign ÷ is never used in scientific formulas, and the multiplication cross × is used only in scientific notation  therefore the student will never see the following:
3 + 6 × (5 + 3) ÷ 3 − 8.
Such a problem would be purely academic, which is to say, of no practical value. It never even comes up in arithmetic!

St George of England
BODMAS
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nicolaou
Ah this takes me back . . . . 14 years old and fantasizing about my sexy 30+ year old maths teacher . . . thanks guys!

Ding
The title had me concerned that this was another one of those end of the world date threads...

tec
Yeah, I got 9 too.

Mad Dawg
My TI34 returns 9.

snowbird
My parietal lobe says 9.
Syl

botchtowersociety
6÷2(1+2)=x
The notation is not algebraic. At least not how I learned it.
I am subbing this out for the original formula:
6/2(1+2)=x
BODMAS
That is the order of operations.
Brackets
Orders
Divide
Multiply
Add
Subtract.
Order of operations means you do what is in brackets first, so.
so 6/2(3)=x
So you have a divide and a multiply operation. Same order, no different than add subtract. So you go left to right.
3(3) = x
9=x

elderschmelder
536 + 70 = 606  2520 = 1914 + 1 generatiogeneration = THE END
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