Main post link -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orderofoperations
This post is meant to poll your opinion.
I have received clarifications about how an equation should be interpreted, which indicates that the student doesn't understand how Order of Operations work.
Example 1: In the problem regarding \( a + b \times c = 100 \), some students are confused about whether it means \( a + ( b \times c) = 100 \) or \( (a+ b) \times c = 100 \).
Example 2: In the problem regarding \( 6 \div 2 \times 3 \), some students are confused about whether it means \( ( 6 \div 2) \times 3 \) or \( 6 \div ( 2 \times 3) \).
Are there countries which use a different system of order of operations, in which you would choose the second expression in either of the above examples?