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# 6-1 x 0 + 2 รท 2 =

I come up with 1 but they are telling me the answer is 7

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Jenna P. | Teacher/Assistant Principal Many High School SubjectsTeacher/Assistant Principal Many High Sc...
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It's important to keep the order of operations in mind:  first parenthesis THEN Multiply Divide Add Subtract (I always remembered My Dear Aunt Sally).

So here we go...there are no parenthesis.

Multiply:
6-1 x 0 + 2 / 2 = 6 - 0 + 2 / 2

Divide:
6 - 0 + 2 / 2 = 6 - 0 + 1

6 - 0 + 1 = 7

Hope that helps!

Thanks for your efforts but actually the answer is 5 as addition must come before subtraction & you end up with 6-1.

the answer is 5. order of operations says Parenthesis, Exponents ,Multiply, Divide, Add and the Subtract. There are No Parenthesis or Exponents so you would multiply 1x 0 which 0. then divide 2/2 which is 1. equation becomes 6-0+1. You would add 0+1 the equation becomes 6-1=5 =) 6-(1x0)+(2/2)= 5
could you explain how -0+1=-1? i.e if you have 1 dollar in you pocket and i told you to add -0 dollar to what you have. how does that become -1 dollar?
Kirill Z. | Physics, math tutor with great knowledge and teaching skillsPhysics, math tutor with great knowledge...
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Since there are no parentheses or brackets of any kind, multiplication and division takes precedence over addition and subtraction.

6-1*0+2/2; First do 1*0. It is zero, 1*0=0; Second, do 2/2. It is 1, that is 2/2=1. Now put two results into the expression.
6-1*0+2/2=6-0+1=7

So the answer is indeed 7.