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Richard Fouchaux

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