# Math Help - Basic Algebra Help

1. ## Basic Algebra Help

I seem to have forgotten the order of operations for this math problem, therefore, I keep getting the wrong answer.
(u-u/(8-x)) *7-u

x=4, u=6 The answer is 51/2.

2. ## Re: Basic Algebra Help

Originally Posted by carbro
I seem to have forgotten the order of operations for this math problem, therefore, I keep getting the wrong answer.
(u-u/(8-x)) *7-u
(1) 8 - x
(2) u / (1)
(3) u - (2)
(4) (3) * 7
(5) (4) - u