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Multiplication Before Addition


Date: 5/31/96 at 22:42:1
From: Anonymous
Subject: Question

1000 X 20000 + 34 - 4023 = ?


Date: 6/20/96 at 9:2:52
From: Doctor Patrick
Subject: Re: Question

Because of the Order of Operations we have to do multiplication before
addition:

1000 * 20000 = 20000000

Then with only addition and subtraction left, we can work from left to 
right:

20000000 + 34 = 20000034
20000034 - 4023 = 19996011

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Elementary Multiplication

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