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    is this equation right

    5(-3 +2)^2 =5 ? or is it -11
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    Yes it is right. Use BIDMAS

    Bracket = (-3 + 2) = -1
    Indices = (-1)^2 = 1
    Division = none
    Multiplication = 5 x 1 = 5
    Addition = none
    Subtraction = none

    Answer = 5.
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    5(-3+2)^2

    Remember "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally"

    The P is for paranthesis
    The E is for exponents
    The M is for multiplication
    The D is for division
    The A is for addition
    The S is for subtraction

    The first thing you do is what is inside the parenthesis -3+2 which = -1

    then ^2 the -1 and it is 1

    and then multiply it by 5 which gives you an answer of

    (5)(1)= 5

    So your answer was correct!
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