24/3x(5-9)

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Originally Posted by breanna007 24/3x(5-9) First in paranthesis, $\displaystyle 24/3 \times 4$ Now since you have multiple/divide go left to right, $\displaystyle 8\times 4$ $\displaystyle 32$

Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker First in paranthesis, $\displaystyle 24/3 \times 4$ Now since you have multiple/divide go left to right, $\displaystyle 8\times 4$ $\displaystyle 32$ Ahm. I think TPH meant -32. 5 - 9 is -4, not 4, hence you got the negative what he said you get.

Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker First in paranthesis, $\displaystyle 24/3 \times 4$ Now since you have multiple/divide go left to right, $\displaystyle 8\times 4$ $\displaystyle 32$ Slight error: $\displaystyle \frac{24}{3} \times (5 - 9) = 8 \times (-4) = -32$ -Dan