Mathematical Conundrum

  zzzz999 04:58 06 Sep 2012

Here's a wee mathematical conundrum, what do you think the answer is?

  zzzz999 05:01 06 Sep 2012

Oops that link doesn't work.

The equation to solve was

6-1x0+2/2 =

  Kevscar1 06:34 06 Sep 2012

Answer0 if you times anything by 0 you get 0

  onthelimit1 08:55 06 Sep 2012

Hmm fm, I'm not so sure. I would have thought you work along, so

6-1=5 5x0=0 0+2/2=1.

but it's a lobg time since i did any maths!

  HondaMan 09:01 06 Sep 2012

The mnemonic BODMAS still works. Try it!

  morddwyd 09:58 06 Sep 2012


That takes me back a bit!

  Condom 12:08 06 Sep 2012

The rules of mathematics say you divide & multiply before you add and subtract so for the first time only I have to agree with FM.

It is a little like what is half of two and two ....the answer being 3

  Aitchbee 12:30 06 Sep 2012

I would agree with onthelimit1 that 1 is the answer...

Most people do maths all the time without even realising it... Americans do math.

  hastelloy 14:00 06 Sep 2012

fourm member is correct using BODMAS (or BIDMAS). Incidentally the O is for 'other'.

  lotvic 14:48 06 Sep 2012


  hastelloy 19:44 06 Sep 2012

fourm member

I work with maths tutors and they teach O = other.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

WPA2 Hack Latest News: How Secure is your Wi-Fi?

Photoshop CC 2018 released with new Curvature Pen and better brush tools

Best kids apps for iPhone & iPad

Comment utiliser Twitter ?