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
Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+
Originally Posted by hurley485 Since 12+q must happen before the multiplication of the expression in parenthisis.... Actually, the order of operations specifies that the multiplication by the q must happen before the addition to the 12.
remember BODMAS for precedence brackets p(o)wers division and multiplication addition and subtraction 12+q(3p-5) 12 + q x 3p - q x 5 12 + 3pq - 5q
View Tag Cloud