Posted by **Joy** on Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 9:31pm.

Where do I add parentheses to make this expression equal a 1 when it is simplified?

Expression:

6 + 9 / 3 - 2

When this expression is simplified w/o any parentheses, it equals 7.

I just need to know where to put the parentheses so that it will equal 1.

And we have to use the ORDER OF OPERATION.

- Algebra 1 -
**Joy**, Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 9:53pm
Where do I add parentheses to make this expression equal a 1 when it is simplified?

Expression:

6 + 9 / 3 - 2

When this expression is simplified w/o any parentheses, it equals 7.

I just need to know where to put the parentheses so that it will equal 1.

And we have to use the ORDER OF OPERATION.

- Algebra 1 -
**PsyDAG**, Friday, September 5, 2008 at 10:01am
(6+9)/(3-2)= 15

Are you sure you wanted the answer, 1?

If the first sign were negative, then parentheses below would result in 1.

6 - (9/3) - 2 = 1

If the original formula had this typo, this would be your answer. Otherwise, I don't see how it can be changed to equal 1.

I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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