# Hello All my daughter needs help in Evaluating Multiplication and Division Expression

• Oct 24th 2012, 01:19 PM
crequeny
Hello All my daughter needs help in Evaluating Multiplication and Division Expression
Can someone tell me if this would make z 50 and then multiply by 5.8 or divide? Or am I completely off? Thank you for your prompt response.:confused:
This is the problem in question - 5.8z for z=50
• Oct 24th 2012, 01:46 PM
skeeter
Re: Hello All my daughter needs help in Evaluating Multiplication and Division Expres
$\displaystyle -5.8z$ implies multiplication of the value of $\displaystyle z$ by $\displaystyle -5.8$
• Oct 24th 2012, 01:47 PM
crequeny
Re: Hello All my daughter needs help in Evaluating Multiplication and Division Expres
Thank you Skeeter. Just to confirm, I would have 5.8 x 50?
• Oct 24th 2012, 02:07 PM
skeeter
Re: Hello All my daughter needs help in Evaluating Multiplication and Division Expres
Quote:

Originally Posted by crequeny
Can someone tell me if this would make z 50 and then multiply by 5.8 or divide? Or am I completely off? Thank you for your prompt response.:confused:
This is the problem in question - 5.8z for z=50

was this meant to be a negative value?
• Oct 24th 2012, 02:10 PM
crequeny
Re: Hello All my daughter needs help in Evaluating Multiplication and Division Expres
No it is not. Sorry, but that was just a hyphen.
• Oct 24th 2012, 02:21 PM
skeeter
Re: Hello All my daughter needs help in Evaluating Multiplication and Division Expres
$\displaystyle 5.8 \times 50$ is correct.
• Oct 24th 2012, 06:54 PM
crequeny
Re: Hello All my daughter needs help in Evaluating Multiplication and Division Expres
Thank you. Just wanted to be sure I was right. I haven't done this in over 30 years.