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Admin Posted - 06/19/2012 : 21:46:27
What result do you get when you simplify this expression? I get 13, but my son insists it is 4.

16-6x22(5-3)

Thanks,
Gisele
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Subhotosh Khan Posted - 06/29/2012 : 20:47:44
quote:
Originally posted by Admin

What result do you get when you simplify this expression? I get 13, but my son insists it is 4.

16-6x22(5-3)

=16-6*22*(2)

=16-122*2

= 16 - 6 * 2

= 4

Although multiplication and division has the same rank - it needs to be carried out left-to-right.
Thanks,
Gisele

the_hill1962 Posted - 06/27/2012 : 21:31:48
Ahhhh, aren't calculators nice?
It really is too easy mess up and get the "13" result by hand!
quote:
Originally posted by royhaas

See my response today to the original post.

royhaas Posted - 06/27/2012 : 11:33:42
See my response today to the original post.
the_hill1962 Posted - 06/26/2012 : 15:33:58
This is one of the reasons why I replied with "duplicate post".
It is important that everyone (students and teachers) see all the dialog.
Having three different places would make a possibility of someone not seeing Ultraglide's excellent post.
royhaas Posted - 06/21/2012 : 09:57:48
quote:
Originally posted by the_hill1962

Duplicate post:
http://www.mathgoodies.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=34383




Yes, it's a duplicate, but it touches on an important topic - operator precedence (aka PEMDAS) that many students have trouble with.
the_hill1962 Posted - 06/20/2012 : 18:47:04
Duplicate post:
http://www.mathgoodies.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=34383

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