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Another Order of Operations Problem


Date: 19 Jun 1995 12:11:15 -0400
From: julian orr
Subject: math

(1+1*8-9*4) / (8*9+7*2) = ?


Date: 19 Jun 1995 12:18:42 -0400
From: Dr. Ken
Subject: Re: math

Hello there!

When you do problems like this, the key is to remember that you have 
to do everything inside the parentheses first.  To simplify the 
top of the fraction, do the multiplication first, like this:

1+1*8-9*4 = 1+8-36
          = -27

Can you do the bottom half?  Once you've done that, you'll have your answer.

-Ken
    
Associated Topics:
Middle School Algebra

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