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Question from Sammi, a student:

Hi there,

I am doing a practice test for my admittance into a college accounting program
and I am really confused by this equation.

The answer I got was way off what the test answer sheet says it should be.

The question is


If you could explain how the answer beccomes 35 that would be greatly apprciated!!

Thank you!

Is it possible that you have not copied the question correctly - omitted some parentheses perhaps?

(9 - (3(2+6)/6 - 2)) * 5

has the desired value.

Good Hunting!

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