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Math symbols
Posted:
Jan 10, 2001 8:39 PM



Hi Everyone:
I teach math at a local community college.
Question: In the old style math symbols (noncomputer style)
(3+5)5 evaluates to 40
does (3+5)5 mean (8)(5) = 40 or (8)5 = 3?
and
Are any schools teaching the computerstylemath symbols, because in this case there is no problem.
(3+5)*5 is clearly 40
John Eubanks email: Mail@CComputer.com Voice 252.442.7436



