Trending: Only for genius ?? 3 – 3 x 6 + 2 = ??


David Meego - Click for blog homepageCompletely off topic and maybe something that should have waited for a Friday Funny post, but I noticed this post trending on the Book of Face today.

What amazes me is that there is only one correct answer, but the comments are full of many, many different answers. How can so many people get it wrong?

Now, I am not saying that my answer is correct just because it is mine, but because it follows the rules and methodology that I was taught at primary (elementary) school.

So here is the question:

Maths_Question

Below is a poll for you to answer with a selection of the answers found on the Facebook post:

 

Now to help you, please make sure you remember the Order of Operations mnemonics you probably learnt at school (depending on terminology):

Mnemonic Meaning
BIDMAS Brackets, Indices, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction
BIMDAS Brackets, Indices, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction
BEDMAS Brackets, Exponents, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction
BEMDAS Brackets, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction
BODMAS Brackets, Orders, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction
BOMDAS Brackets, Orders, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction
PIDMAS Parentheses, Indices, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction
PIMDAS Parentheses, Indices, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction
PEDMAS Parentheses, Exponents, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction
PEMDAS Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction
PODMAS Parentheses, Orders, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction
POMDAS Parentheses, Orders, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction

What also surprised me was how many people actually remembered the rules, but failed to apply them correctly!

Let’s see how many of you get this correct….

Have a look at the other posts in the series:

Enjoy

David

PS: Shouldn’t the question be using the plural of Genius? Is that Geniuses or Genii?

This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.

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