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
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