(-9 x 4) - (8 - -3) x 2

Through workings I got -94 (Smirk)

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- Feb 19th 2010, 03:02 PMrodgersPlease confirm this for me :)
(-9 x 4) - (8 - -3) x 2

Through workings I got -94 (Smirk) - Feb 19th 2010, 03:06 PMSuperCalculus
So that's, because of BODMAS;

$\displaystyle -36 - 2(11) = -36 - 22 = -58$ - Feb 19th 2010, 04:59 PMrodgers
Can you explain that a little further?

what is BODMAS? - Feb 19th 2010, 05:03 PMSuperCalculus
It's the order of calculations.

**B**rackets

**O**ther (alternatively Indices)

**D**ivision

**M**ultiplication

**A**ddition

**S**ubtraction

So, in your calculation, you'd do the brackets first, giving;

$\displaystyle -36 - 11 * 2$

From there, BODMAS applies, meaning you do the multiplication first, giving;

$\displaystyle -36 - 22 = -58$

Hope that made things a bit clearer. - Feb 19th 2010, 05:08 PMrodgers
Thank you! (Rofl)

- Feb 19th 2010, 09:51 PMDotdash13
- Feb 20th 2010, 04:46 AMDiagonal
Not being rude here, just logical: If you show me yours, I'll show you mine. If you want us to verify your answer, would a simple "yes" or "no" be enough of an answer for you? I'm personally OK with that, if that's really what you want. But if you want someone to type out a full solution, would you not best do the same as a matter of courtesy.

As you see, "No" would have been appropriate here.