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Topic: Order of operations (fwd)
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Re: Order of operations (fwd)
Posted: May 14, 1995 3:39 PM
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<As far as some properties being not valid if we don't use the current rule,
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

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