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Order of operations (fwd)
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Last Post:
May 15, 1995 11:58 PM




Re: Order of operations (fwd)
Posted:
May 14, 1995 3:39 PM


<As far as some properties being not valid if we don't use the current rule, it's rather a strange idea to me.>
Consider the distributive property using only the "left to right" order of operations and doing parenthesis first.
4(3 + 2) = 4 x 3 + 4 x 2 4(5) = 12 + 4 x 2 20 = 16 x 2 20 = 32



