hey all

need help. :)

4+7+12+18=___*16-450*180=___-20000+1000*.01+5280.2=___

This is the equation my friend gave me.

I am suppose to get a 4 digit number at the end

I get -95053.8... that is not the correct number

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- Jun 7th 2005, 03:43 PMdecoyHelp... math teaser
hey all

need help. :)

4+7+12+18=___*16-450*180=___-20000+1000*.01+5280.2=___

This is the equation my friend gave me.

I am suppose to get a 4 digit number at the end

I get -95053.8... that is not the correct number

d - Jun 7th 2005, 03:55 PMMathGuruOrder of operations
In order for this equation to wrok you must consider order of operations.

Math does not simply read left to right. Use the 'word' PEMDAS to remember.

P-Parenthases

E-Exponent

M-Multiplication

D-Division

A-Addition

S-Subtraction

In this case your answer of**-95053.8**is correct however your friend might have not considered order of operations. - Jun 8th 2005, 02:22 AMMatrix
Hello,

You better ask your friend the answer, as even if you are not following the math order of operation you still will not get a 4 digit answer.