Where do parentheses go to make this equation work? 9+12/3+4/2+1x2=12

x=multiplication(not a variable)

/=division(couldn’t figure out what else to use for it)

Greatly appreciated:D

Where do parentheses go to make this equation work? 9+12/3+4/2+1x2=12

x=multiplication(not a variable)

/=division(couldn’t figure out what else to use for it)

Greatly appreciated:D

I’m confused. This string does not equal 12.

Well, if you bear in mind the fact that your answer ‘12’ is a whole number, that eliminates a couple of possibilities…

If you then consider what you need to add to ‘9’ to get to ‘12’, well, there’s your answer !

don’t thank me, just trying to help the community

9+12/(3+4/(2+1x2))

= 9+12/(3+4/4)

= 9+12/4

= 12

9+(12/(3+(4/(2+(1x2)))))=12

The way the equation is written it doesn’t equal 12. I need to know where you add parentheses in the equation so that it will equal 12. Like this, 9+12/3+4/2+1x2=8. Add parentheses in it like this, ([9+12]/3)+4/(2+[1x2])=8 and it becomes true. I need to know where in 9+12/3+4/2+1x2=12 you add parentheses/bracets to make the equation true and equal to 12.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. I’m stumped

While I was typing up that last post it seems someone has answered it. Heh, so disregard my last post there. And again, thank you loads for the help

And both **Orbifold** and **davidm** have shown you how to do it.

Well, now you can obviously disregard my last post as well.

Doesn’t anyone preview anymore? Think of the hamsters’ children!