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Topic: Order of operations (fwd)
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Re: Order of operations (fwd)
Posted: May 15, 1995 4:04 AM
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>> 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

Hmmmm, but would it be possible to adopt a "left-to-right" policy and use
ONLY parentheses to indicate when left-to-right should be violated? Would
that simplify things?? Just wondering out loud.

Jerry Taylor
Educational Technology Specialist
Greece (NY) School District
(716) 663-3200 ext.3833

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