How do you solve 6 ÷ 3(2 + 1)?

1 Answer
Sep 11, 2015

Answer:

6

Explanation:

Carry out the operation in parentheses first

#(6/3)(3)#

Now where people sometimes make a mistake is to multiply

#3# by #3#

Do not do this.

Write

#(6/1)(1/3)(3)#

Now multiply from left to right

#2(3)=6#

If the problem was #6/((3(2+1)))# then the answer would be different.

This would give

#6/((3(3)))=6/9=2/3#

This is not what the poster has written

What the poster has asked is
#6/3(2+1)# The parentheses make a difference