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Always do the operations x and / before doing + and - in the order they appear in. In this example, x comes before the /, so we multiply first and get:

6 - 0 + 2 / 2

Then it's time for the / to get:

6 - 0 + 1 = 7.

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This was sent to me on FB and I tried to answer it on the fly. I shared the problem and about 2 weeks later a friend asked, "Well is it one?" Thank you for your Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally process!

My answer is 1. Is that incorrect?

6-1 = 5

5 x 0 = 0

0 + 2 = 2

2 / 2 = 1

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yep! Your first step of subtracting took you off the main course. Remember multiplication and dividion first. 1 x 0 = 0. 2/2 = 1.

BODMAS? I've never heard of that. I was taught BEDMAS, which was an acronym for the order in which mathematical actions are performed in an equation.

The order is:

Brackets

Exponents

Division

Multiplication

Addition

Subtraction

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MDAS process is applied. My answer is 7 same with your explanation.

BODMAS means bracket of division multiplication, addition, and subtraction.

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Thank you jeannie. I show these to my students. It reinforces the thought process behind solving mathematical equation.

7 I think

I did the multiplication first 1x0 = 0

6-0 + 2/2

6-0+1= 7

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Multiplication and Division

1 x 0 = 0

2/2 = 1

Addition and Subtraction

6-0 +1 =7

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I'm still waiting for the day that I will actually use:

xy+(4 20)>

x-5y[2+9-7]

in a real life situation.

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Using the BODMAS Rule it is very easy...

6-0+1=7

answer is 7

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Using BODMAS rule it will be

6 - 1 * 0 + 2 / 2

=6 - 1 *0 + 1

= 6- 0+1

= 7

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Using the BODMAS formula 6 -1*0+2 / 2

6 -(1*0)+(2 / 2)

6 - 0 + 1 = 7

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Please tell us what the BODMAS is? Thank you!

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