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I am a student and am wondering about the answer to this question. 56/2(3+1) is the answer 7? |
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Hi, First what's inside the brackets
The question now is do you divide next or multiply? The subject line of your email was BEDMAS so if that is what you are using, D comes before M so divide
then multiply
My real answer to this question is that, as a mathematician, I would never write 56/2(3+1). It is just too easy to misinterpret. I would write (56/2)(3+1) which gives a result of 112, or 56/(2(3+1)) which gives a result of 7. Harley |