# Math Help - dazed and confused

1. ## dazed and confused

Need help with the following:

38 - 3 x 8 divided by 4 = ?

z = 5 w = -6

w +z - 14 + 30 = ?

2. Originally Posted by duckpluckie
Need help with the following:

38 - 3 x 8 divided by 4 = ?
use as many paranthesis as possible. do you mean...

$38-3\times8\div4$ or $\frac{38-3\times8}{4}$

Originally Posted by duckpluckie
z = 5 w = -6

w +z - 14 + 30 = ?
substitute the numbers into the equation...

$w+z-14+30\text{ }=\text{ }(-6)+(5)-14+30$ $=-1-14+30\text{ }=\text{ }-15+30=15$