Can someone help me solve 4X4/8+9+1/2X3-4+6
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multiplication first, so (4X4/8)+9+(1/2X3)-4+6 = 2 + 9 + 1.5 - 4 + 6 = 14.5
Originally Posted by nhammerv@cmp.com Can someone help me solve 4X4/8+9+1/2X3-4+6 ok, so you need to use parentheses. there is no way of knowing what you mean for sure. there are so many ways to interpret what you typed
I meant (4X4/8)+9+(1/2X3)-4+6 = 2 + 9 + 1.5 - 4 + 6 = 14.5 so you work out the brackets first and then the rest.
Last edited by ThePerfectHacker; Sep 20th 2008 at 05:04 PM.
sorry for the delay - i am new to site and learning how to reply etc. thank you so much for your help and answer! my 11 year old son and i worked out the problem and your answer proved us right!
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