## April 29, 2011

### 6/2(2+1)

This simple math equation has been sweeping the interbuttz as a boss level troll. I'm so sick of seeing this damn thing everywhere. It's on message boards and forums, and even made it's way to Facebook in the form of a poll. (with over a million people participating, mind you)

Now, it's making its' first and only visit to this blog.

Let's review, since too many of you we're sitting there with awkward boners in class when they were reviewing PEMDAS.

P = parentheses
E = exponent
M = multiplication
D = division
S = subtraction

That's the order of operations. Now, if you remember correctly (which you don't), when you would see this equation, you would start by doing anything in parentheses first, followed by doing anything with an exponent. Here's the part that messes with people because they were too busy staring at the teacher's ass instead of FUCKING PAYING ATTENTION.

The stupidity... it hurts.

You can "group" multiplication and division together, as you can group addition and subtraction together. When multiple operations of these groups exist (i.e. you'll have to multiply/divide more than once), you go from left to right, NOT MULTIPLYING EVERYFUCKINGTHING FIRST, THEN DIVIDING EVERYFUCKINGTHING AFTER YOU MULTIFUCKINGPLY.

6/2(2+1)
6/2(3)
6/6
1

We did it! We're correct! Right?

NO, DUMBASS.

You just did everything I told you not to do! People who fail to do this can graduate from school and do important jobs, like work in a fucking hospital. How are they going to be able to add doses of imadumbassexadrin and herpderpatonin when they can't even do PEMDAS correctly? Do people wonder why America is 17th in the world in education? It looks like I'm going to have to draw it out in crayon, like usual.

6/2(2+1)
6/2(3)
3(3)
9

We did it! Right?

YOU BET YOUR CHEESEBURGER LOVING ASS IT IS. THE ANSWER IS NINE.

(or 9 for those who can't read. You can't do order of operations, so you might read that as a different number, like 14 or Q)

You did it, dumbass!

There. I correctly answered this question. The answer is 9. Not 1, 9. If anyone tells you otherwise, punch them in the mouth so that their teeth fly into the back of their mouth, then snap their kneecaps. Hopefully you were paying attention and not thinking about asking Jennifer Simmons to the prom. She's going with me, so piss off. She doesn't want to go to the prom with a dumbass like you anyway.

Bloggers Community

1. I was all wrong with 77, but what if you... oh...

2. agree w/ 9
im sure some ppl still think its 1

3. i always thought it was 1. damn

4. YES, order of freaking operations!

5. I KNEW IT WAS 9!

6. i hate math -___-

7. haha, it's easy when you simply use the order of operations. Honestly, I think most people are just pretending to get this wrong...

8. followed, great blog, keep it coming, will be checking daily!

9. I never learnt pemdas, I thought when it comes to multiplication and division it's which comes first in line, and the same with addition and subtraction

10. It's just the way you write it, most people would write it 6 / 2 x (2+1) - I saw someone write it like 6 / 2(2+1) before which is just misleading.

11. Math was never my strong point, but this was an interesting read nonetheless. Thanks for posting!

12. I blew this one for some reason. I was thinking Algebraically or something. I distributed the two to both integers in the brackets and then solved. got 7

13. I can't believe so many people can't do this simple math problem. IT'S SO FUCKING SIMPLE!

14. haha, I love the "fried chicken" tag

15. I feel dumb as fuck.

16. yea its 9 and this is just another copy of the original problem that was "48/2(9+3)"

17. In my language (spanish) its called PAPOMUDAS. Haha.

18. Not going to lie.. I put 1 at first.

19. PEMDAS is god. Learn it, live by it.

20. Finally...greatest blog post I've ever seen ;)

21. Tnats a big one for sure. Ill be back

22. I haven't seen this troll/problem posted yet.
People really can't do this?!

23. i have not seen this troll problem anywhere yet...

24. People.... have trouble solving this...?

25. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

26. just give me 5 minutes....

27. The math, it hurts

28. I had to explain to a friend who's 25 why he was an idiot after he tried to solve this problem.

29. If teachers had the audacity to teach with pics like these school would be a lot more interesting lol

30. No child left behind = all children left behind. 0 = all? American math.

31. In a way, both 1 and 9 are correct. It depends on which system you use I guess

32. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

33. Ahahaha, I can't believe the number of people that don't understand simple order of operations. Great post

34. My brother was explaining this to me. I didn't get it but now that I read your post I can kinda(big kinda) see how you would get 2 different answers.

35. Haha the pictures in this post made me chuckle.

36. You made me LOL. I like the randomness, good stuff.

37. that was hilarious

38. that would be really annoying for me. Would have given up after the first one.

39. OOO baby gotta love math haha the answer is

9 :)

40. Back in high school I probably would have said 1. Maybe I was absent the day the teacher taught PEMDAS, but I never knew until my freshman year of college that you solve multiplication/division left to right... screwed me over bad back then.

41. wow thx for explaining bro :)

42. what the fuck did i jusst read? this was a waste of my damn time.

43. it's like I just came home and saw everyone sleeping... wake up!

44. How come they never tought me this in school??? e__e!!!

45. this was actually hilarious, well worth the read

46. Damn, I feel a bit stupid.

47. 6/(2(2+1)) now its 1!