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    division

    What is the right way to solve this and why.

    Lets say, I have a fraction:
    2/4/2 (2 divide by 4 divide by 2)

    First way:
    2/4/2 = 2 : 4/2 = 2 : 2 =1


    Second way:

    2/4/2 = 2/4 : 2 = 2/4 * 1/2 = 2/8 = 1/4
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    order of operations, left to right ... 2/4/2 = (2/4)/2 = (1/2)/2 = 1/4
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