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**dclary** Hello all. I am a newbie here and could really use some help with a math problem. I searched the boards and did not see anything similar so here goes...

The problems is:

Evaluate 2 – 20 ÷ (1/3 + 1/4) x 7

Now I understand the basic order of operations but these added fractions are throwing me off. I made an attempt at the problem by adding the fractions which came to 7/12 which I then turned into a decimal but I know that can't be right. If someone could explain this to me, I would really appreciate it and offer many thanks in advance.