One of my former students who is now starting to teach asked me the following question for which I don't have a good answer;
On the TI-82: 10/5*2 equals 4
but 10/5(2) equals 1.
The order of operations rules that I've been using for twenty years would agree with the answer equal to one. Multiplication and division are "equal" in power and you work from left to right. The parentheses in this case don't change the order of operations.
Have I missed something? Thought I'd throw this out to the list serve for any thoughts.
Thanks , Jerry Brodkey Menlo-Atherton High School Atherton, Ca