It has been a while since I posted a Friday Funny post or a puzzle for you to solve. So today this shall be rectified. Here is something to keep you entertained as I travel to Fargo, ND, USA for the Microsoft Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2017.
The following Mathematical Challenge is one that is causing confusion all over the interwebs and is one which I believe can have two legitimate answers. However I would argue that only one of those two answers is actually correct.
The puzzle is stated as follows:
So what is the answer to:
6 / 2(1+2) = ?
Here are some comments that might influence your answer:
- Please remember to apply Order Of Operations (BODMAS, PEMDAS, BIDMAS, etc.).
- Look carefully at how the question is stated with its spacing and symbols (or lack thereof).
- Do not add your own brackets or multiplication/division symbols as they can change the result.
Please select your answer in the poll below:
Feel free to comment with your thoughts on the answer. What are the two answers and which one is correct in your opinion and why?
PS: Thanks to my friend Perry for bringing this one to my notice.
This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.