# What is 6div2(1+2)?

Apr 14, 2015

Mathematical operations are performed in a specific order

1. anything inside parentheses
2. exponentiation (left to right)
3. multiplication and division (left to right)
4. addition and subtraction (left to right)

$6 \div 2 \left(1 + 2\right)$
is therefore evaluated in the sequence
$= 6 \div 2 \left(3\right)$

$\left(6 \div 2\right) \times 3$

$= 3 \times 3$

$= 9$