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Topic: Give me a clue about this algebra problem
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Re: Give me a clue about this algebra problem
Posted: Jan 21, 2005 3:10 PM
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>( I just need some clue as to what to do with the following problem:
> 7+5[(3 + 2)exponent 2 - (2 exponent 3 + 1)]

Then you listed some multiple choices after your solution method.

So what you are trying to do is evaluate
7 + 5[(3+2)^2 - ((2^3) + 1)]

You must know the convention for order of operations. Expressions inside
grouping symbols are first; next do exponentiation; next do any multiplications
and divisions from left to right; then do additions from left to right.

Your exercise first needs (3+2) and the 2^3 to each be evaluated first. The
rest I leave undone for you to continue.


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