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    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.
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    Re: Basic Algebra Help

    Quote Originally Posted by carbro View Post
    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
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