Posted by **Katherine** on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 1:25pm.

Simplify 6 x 3 divide 3 - 1. Pre-Algebra?

Answers:

2

3

5

6

My answer: 5

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 1:35pm
6 * 3 = 18

3 - 1 = 2

18 / 2 = _______

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**Katherine**, Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 1:37pm
So it would be 3 and not 5?

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**bobpursley**, Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 2:27pm
You have to use grouping symbols.

I read your question as

(6*3/3) -1 which is five

if it is really this

(6*3)/(3-1), then the answer is 9, which is not listed

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