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    please help

    24/3x(5-9)
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    Quote Originally Posted by breanna007 View Post
    24/3x(5-9)
    First in paranthesis,
    24/3 \times 4
    Now since you have multiple/divide go left to right,
    8\times 4
    32
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker View Post
    First in paranthesis,
    24/3 \times 4
    Now since you have multiple/divide go left to right,
    8\times 4
    32
    Ahm. I think TPH meant -32.
    5 - 9 is -4, not 4, hence you got the negative what he said you get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker View Post
    First in paranthesis,
    24/3 \times 4
    Now since you have multiple/divide go left to right,
    8\times 4
    32
    Slight error:
    \frac{24}{3} \times (5 - 9) = 8 \times (-4) = -32

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