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Re(2): Order of operations (fwd)
Posted:
May 14, 1995 8:56 PM


>Consider the distributive property using only the "left to right" order of >operations and doing parenthesis first.
>4(3 + 2) = 4 x 3 + 4 x 2 > 4(5) = 12 + 4 x 2 >20 = 16 x 2 >20 = 32
It seems to me you've mixed notation systems right off the bat. If we're reading from left to right the parentheses in 4(3+2) are meaningless to begin with, but however we interpret the true in the notation system we already use.

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