Quandaries and Queries 

Hello, I have a problem, like most of your mailers, I do remember BEDMAS but maybe I'm missing the finer points! It's been a while, he goes I think this would be at the secondary level. Hope you can help Jamie Hi Jamie, My guess is that you are struggling with the 3. You can think of the left side in two different ways. One way is to see  as subtraction so you want to subtract 3(m+1) from 4. The second way is to see 3 as the number minus three so you want to find minus three times (m+1) and then add it to 4. Using mathematical notation the first intrepretation is BEDMAS tells me to do brackets (or parentheses) first, so first I see You should now substitute m = 13 into the original expression to verify that this answer is correct. Penny 

