How would this expression be expanded... 12+q(3p-5)

Since 12+q must happen before the multiplication of the expression in parenthisis, i don't see how it can be expanded

thanks

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- February 23rd 2009, 01:03 PMhurley485expansion question
How would this expression be expanded... 12+q(3p-5)

Since 12+q must happen before the multiplication of the expression in parenthisis, i don't see how it can be expanded

thanks - February 23rd 2009, 01:07 PMstapel
Actually,

**the order of operations**specifies that the multiplication by the q must happen before the addition to the 12. :D - February 24th 2009, 10:24 AMsammy28
remember BODMAS for precedence

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12+q(3p-5)

12 + q x 3p - q x 5

12 + 3pq - 5q