Find the value of the expression.
6(5+1) - 9(1+1) _____________ 5(8 - 6) -23Hi Mildred,
When evaluating a mathematical expression evaluation should take place in the following order.
With your expression performing the operations in this order gives
At this point you might wonder what to do next. The rules above suggest that you divide, but you can't because you don't have a numeric value for the numerator or denominator. Multiplication gives
Again you can't perform the division without evaluating the numerator and denominator. This evaluation gives
6(5+1) - 9(1+1) _____________ 5(8 - 6) -23=9 Cheers,