Date: 6/16/96 at 15:30:49 From: chainsaw Subject: Long division I hate math. Please help me with this: 65423543 / 123654 + 1111 - 31235 Thanks a lot. Chainsaw
Date: 6/17/96 at 11:43:11 From: Doctor Dave Subject: Re: Long division Dear Chainsaw, If you stick with it until you get past all this long division and other arithmetic stuff you will get to the real MATH. That's when it gets fun. But learn the long divison now - it pays off in the long run. As for your problem, it is one of "order of operation": A/(B+C+D). Add all the stuff in the denominator first, then divide. 65423543 / (123654+1111 + 31235) = 65423543 / 93530 = 699.4926 If this problem had been in the form (a+b+c)/d you would add all the stuff in the numerator first and then divide. -Doctor Dave, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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