ecoglite wrote:Multiplication and division must be conducted first
uninfinite » April 29th, 2016, 10:04 am wrote:I just read from left to right:
61=5x0=0
+2/2(=1)
So the answer is 1.
If you'd wanted it to read 6  (1x0) should have included the brackets!
vivian maxine » April 29th, 2016, 4:13 pm wrote:uninfinite » April 29th, 2016, 10:04 am wrote:I just read from left to right:
61=5x0=0
+2/2(=1)
So the answer is 1.
If you'd wanted it to read 6  (1x0) should have included the brackets!
Now I feel better. That is what I did, uninfinite. I'm sure it's what we were taught. With no brackets, read it as a sentence. 6  1 = 5 x 0 = 0 + 1. Answer = 1. With brackets, solve those included parts first.
Where is my old math book when I need it?
It is wise to add the brackets to avoid ambiguity, but they are there implicitly, as they are for division signs. Do you use Excel?uninfinite » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:04 pm wrote:If you'd wanted it to read 6  (1x0) should have included the brackets!

Eclogite » April 29th, 2016, 3:44 pm wrote:Multiplication and division must be conducted first
Wiki wrote: In the United States the acronym PEMDAS is common. It stands for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction.
Eclogite » April 29th, 2016, 10:36 am wrote:It is wise to add the brackets to avoid ambiguity, but they are there implicitly, as they are for division signs. Do you use Excel?uninfinite » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:04 pm wrote:If you'd wanted it to read 6  (1x0) should have included the brackets!
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