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Topic: Order of operations (fwd)
Replies: 12   Last Post: May 15, 1995 11:58 PM

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Ed Wall

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Re: Order of operations (fwd)
Posted: May 15, 1995 11:58 PM
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>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?
>
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Look ma no parentheses : ) In Forth it would be

x 2 + y 3 + *

Ed Wall







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