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    Simplifying an arithemetic expression using BODMAS.

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    i am haveing trouble doing this problem i cant get the right answer

    i am getting -5/-3
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    Hint: Simplify the top using BODMAS, simplify the bottom, then divide.
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    that is what i did



    i got -50 for the top and
    -30 for the bottom

    (14*(-3) - 18)/(5(-6)) = -50/-30 and then i reduced it by dividing by 10
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    14(-3) - 18 = -42 - 18 = -60, not -50.
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    i can't get the answer to this one also

    oh, so the answer is 2

    and i am also having trouble with this one,



    for this i got -26/9 is that right?
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    Correct. Well done.
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