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Ed Wall
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Re: Order of operations (fwd)
Posted:
May 15, 1995 11:58 PM


>I don't think the point is that we should teach students different orders >of operations but to help them understand why we have such rules and why >we use the one we do today. > >I don't understand why going right to left will eliminate the need for >parentheses. How would (x+2)(y+3) be done in such a rule? > >************************************************************************ >* Tad Watanabe * >* Dept. of Mathematics * >* Towson State University email * >* Towson, MD 21204 tad@midget.towson.edu * >* (410) 830  3585 (410) 830  4149 FAX * >************************************************************************
Look ma no parentheses : ) In Forth it would be
x 2 + y 3 + *
Ed Wall



