Sender: Ken Rabley
Hi, hoping you can help. Dispute among co-workers. Tell me, what is the correct answer to the following question:
Seems this is the question for eligibility in a contest...We have come up with various solutions, all which may be correct.
Thanks for your immediate help.
K RableyHi Ken,
The standard order of precedence is to first perform the operations inside parentheses, then multiplication and divisions and finally any additions and subtractions. Thus for your problem I would get
= -1936 + (1/2) x (1500) + 1250
= -1936 + (750) + 1250
= -1936 + 20000