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


>> 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 "lefttoright" policy and use ONLY parentheses to indicate when lefttoright should be violated? Would that simplify things?? Just wondering out loud.
Jerry Taylor Educational Technology Specialist Greece (NY) School District JerryTaylr@aol.com (716) 6633200 ext.3833



