How can I simplify the following...

The test puts it exactly in this format I don't understand if it's to confuse me? Or I simply don't know my math very well.

Here I will use PEMDAS.

My solution

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- April 14th 2012, 08:41 AMvaironxxrdSimplifying
How can I simplify the following...

The test puts it exactly in this format I don't understand if it's to confuse me? Or I simply don't know my math very well.

Here I will use PEMDAS.

My solution

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=

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or

= - April 14th 2012, 08:45 AMemakarovRe: Simplifying
This is correct.

Edit: A simpler way is

- April 14th 2012, 08:48 AMvaironxxrdRe: Simplifying