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

1. ## 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.
This is the problem in question - 5.8z for z=50

2. ## 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 $\displaystyle -5.8$

3. ## 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?

4. ## Re: Hello All my daughter needs help in Evaluating Multiplication and Division Expres

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.
This is the problem in question - 5.8z for z=50

5. ## Re: Hello All my daughter needs help in Evaluating Multiplication and Division Expres

No it is not. Sorry, but that was just a hyphen.

6. ## Re: Hello All my daughter needs help in Evaluating Multiplication and Division Expres

$\displaystyle 5.8 \times 50$ is correct.

7. ## 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.