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8^3/2(2+2) 2017-01-13
From Mary:
8^3/2(2+2)
Answered by Penny Nom.
20+30*0+1=? 2016-12-26
From Mr:
20+30*0+1=?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Order of operations 2015-09-12
From Tanisha:
I would just like to double check if something like 5x squared times 4x cubed equals 20x to the power of 5??
It's just that we were told you can only answer an equation like this if the base is the same...so does that mean the x part or the whole thing like 5x? I'm sorry if that didn't make sense!

Thank you for your help!!

Answered by Penny Nom.
1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 x 0 + 1 = ? 2015-06-18
From Sharon:
1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 x 0 + 1 = ?

I got 1 as my answer despite BODMAS making it 12 because logic tells me I ought to place brackets around the first set of repeated addition. Could you please clarify this for me? Thank you 😊

Answered by Harley Weston.
128/(-16)/(-2) 2015-01-28
From jackie:
128/(-16)/(-2) I was wondering if you can show me how to work this question out
Answered by Harley Weston.
50+9-13 multiplied by 2= 2014-06-25
From Adrian:
50+9-13 multiplied by 2=
Answered by Penny Nom.
A problem with numbers 2014-05-14
From Justina:
Okay so I don't understand how to equal this equation to 10 using bedmas. I've been stuck on it for a few days now. Is there different ways you can show me Using these same numbers?

5 2 4 3 1 = 10

Help! Thanks.

Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom.
Order of operations 2014-02-04
From Alex:
Hi there,i got problem with order of operation.Can you please help to find a solution for this?
Thank u beforehand
6-3(7+2)+(2+4)/3-4.

Answered by Penny Nom.
A messy arithmetic expression 2013-02-24
From niiaryee:
(((((5^2*4^3)1/5+9^3/3)+(25+(4*5)/15)^2-10)/10/2)3)))))
Answered by Penny Nom.
4*4+4*4+4-4*4=??? 2013-02-06
From Jacky:
4*4+4*4+4-4*4=???
Answered by Penny Nom.
3x6)+(12divided by2)-8= ? 2012-12-17
From christina:
hi my question that's been bothering me is what's
(3x6)+(12divided by2)-8= ?????

Answered by Penny Nom.
A mathematical expression with the answer 7 2012-11-10
From emily:
hey um i need to find and problem that fallows bedmas that has one division one multiplication and one sub and one add and one brackets and one exponents that has the answer of number 7
Answered by Penny Nom.
4+4x5+4= ? 2012-10-31
From Bob:
4+4x5+4= ?
Answered by Harley Weston.
5 + 5 + 5 - 5 + 5 + 5 - 5 + 5 x 0 = 2012-07-29
From Tom:
5 + 5 + 5 - 5 + 5 + 5 - 5 + 5 x 0 =
Answered by Harley Weston.
9-3(2+6)/6-2*5 2012-06-08
From Sammi:
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

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

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

Thank you!

Answered by Robert Dawson.
6/2(1+2)=? 2012-02-21
From boyong:
6/2(1+2)=?
Answered by Harley Weston.
An arithmetic expression 2012-01-05
From Jennifer:
1.8 + 3.2 / 0.4 - 4.375 x 0.2
Answered by Penny Nom.
An arithmetic expression 2011-11-28
From Muhmmad:
2/5*-3/7-1/6*3/2+1/14*2/5
Answered by Penny Nom.
- 16 x 6 / -2 2011-09-09
From Nadiyah:
i dont understand how to answer this question ;
- 16 x 6 / -2
i still dont understand it with bedmas
/ = divison
please help!

Answered by Penny Nom.
PEDMAS 2011-04-10
From Ross:
48 2 (9+3)

Is the answer 2 or 288?

Answered by Harley Weston.
I am confused by BEDMAS 2010-12-01
From Steve:
I am confused by BEDMAS in this question

100 / 2 x 3 + 1=

I believe it to be 151

Am I correct?

Answered by Harley Weston.
(x+1)(x+2)(x+3)/(x+1)(x+2) 2010-05-19
From Nazrul:
Simplify : (x+1)(x+2)(x+3)/(x+1)(x+2)
Which answer is correct:
(i) x+3
(ii) (x+2)^2(x+3)
Please help me.

Answered by Harley Weston.
Order of operations 2010-02-07
From addie:
(3+10) x 10 - 8 x 4 =
Answered by Penny Nom.
-4 squared and (-4) squared 2009-09-29
From Andrea:
Is -4 squared the same as (-4) squared? I am thinking the first is -16 and the second is +16. I am trying to clarify for my students.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Order of operations 2009-09-24
From aman:
my question is regarding the fact i have a formula which looks like this :

(ratio 1 + ratio 2 divided by 2)

so my question is do i add first then divide by 2 or do it all together

Answered by Penny Nom.
5 x 8 + 6 divided 6 - 12 x 2 2009-09-24
From Susan:
5 x 8 + 6 divided 6 - 12 x 2. I am not sure of the rules of operation for this type of question
Answered by Penny Nom.
WHAT IS 8+4(22-7) 2009-05-05
From ROB:
WHAT IS 8+4(22-7)=
Answered by Penny Nom.
BEDMAS 2008-10-19
From Jenna:
ok my question is
How do u do BEDMAS in the correct order when it's set up in a weird order without getting confused
I.E
(18-4)exponent2 divided by 2

Answered by Penny Nom.
bedmas 2008-09-08
From Jack:
i was stuck on a question 3(6-2)+3^2
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
BEDMAS 2008-09-03
From John:
I'm usually good at math but once i got to high school everything went blank for me. i am especially stuck on this one question 6+4[22 / 2-3x2]. please help! thanks
Answered by Penny Nom.
Bedmas 2008-08-25
From Robert:
I am having some difficulty with the following equation:

200 * 5 / 2 - 450 + 25

Answered by Victoria West.
BEDMAS 2008-08-12
From Rebecca:
I have 3 questions. 1) I don't really understand BEDMAS.Im going in to the 6th grade and im kind of nervis about it.? 2)When you're doing BEDMAS what does the small 3 or 2 above the other numerals mean? 3)How would you answer this:5+2 x 9 - 9 x 12= ??
Answered by Janice Cotcher.
BEDMAS 2008-05-04
From Bernie:
Can you please solve one mathematical equation for me which is as follows. 3 squared - (5 + 16 divided by 4 times 2)
Answered by Penny Nom.
Why does -2^2 = -4 when -2 * -2 = 4? 2008-04-22
From blaine:
Why does -2^2 = -4 when -2 * -2 = 4?
Answered by Penny Nom.
-2 ^ 2 + (6 - 9) / (-3) + 4 * (-2) 2008-04-01
From Jeth:
How do I simplify: -2 ^ 2 + (6 - 9) / (-3) + 4 * (-2)
Answered by Penny Nom.
An arithmetic expression 2008-03-05
From Kasani:
evaluate the expression: -2^-1[-14 - 4(-6)] - (7 - 3)
Answered by Penny Nom.
(32-2 x 5) divided by 2 + 8 2007-11-28
From Kim:
Solve

(32-2 x 5) divided by 2 + 8

Answered by Leeanne Boehm.
BEDMAS 2007-10-23
From brit:
(5+4)-7*4/28+8
Answered by Melanie Tyrer.
Order of operations 2007-10-17
From Devon:
What function precedes the other? ie; 18 - 4 x2 =
Answered by Penny Nom.
Simplifying algebraic expressions 2007-10-09
From Sakeena:
(2^2*3)^x+1/2^2x*3x
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Solving arithmetic problems in the right order (BEDMAS) 2007-10-05
From Kim:
3+4x2-(10 divided by 5)= what?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Using BEDMAS 2007-05-16
From Dishant:
I know BEDMAS but im very cofused with this question. The question is 3-2(5x2)x2+7. Can you please help me?
Answered by Penny Nom.
BEDMAS solving for X 2007-02-07
From damian:
Hi, I am having a problem understanding why when using BEDMAS the text book example of the following question has used bedmas and reduced the calculation to 4/3.

Text book formula:
X/200,000 = (X - 90,000) / 150,000
X = 4/3 * (X - 90,000)
X = 360,000


My solution: I always thought that when you do something to one side you do the same to the other. Why would the equation bring the 200,000 / 150,000 down to 4 / 3 I would think it would look something like this.
X/200,000 = (X - 90,000) / 150,000
X = 200,000*((X - 90,000) / 150,000)

Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Is -2^2 = -4 or 4? 2007-01-23
From Joan:
Is -2 squared, when written without parentheses around the -2, -4 or could this correctly be solved by squaring -2 (-2 x -2) for an answer of 4? Or, to correctly get an answer of 4, would the problem have to read (-2) squared?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
BEDMAS 2007-01-23
From Joanne:
getting 2 different answers for 24divided by 4(5-7)
getting -12 or -3 can you please explain the thinking behind each?

Answered by Steve La Rocque, Haley Ess and Penny Nom.
BEDMAS? 2006-11-29
From john:
I won a contest and they have a confusing format for the STQ. here it is:
11 (+) 44 (x) 2 (-) 10 (%) 25
I've never seen brackets around the operands and wondering how to treat it. I fear they want me to answer the question left to right as the answer is 4 if I use BEDMAS I get 98.6 (which clearly sounds wrong for what they want)
any thoughts?

Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
3-6+4X3= 2006-10-25
From Tom:
3-6+4X3=
Answered by Penny Nom.
(2/3)^2/(4/2)/1/3 2006-10-25
From Jena:
how do i simplify this problem? (2/3)^2/(4/2)/1/3
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
(2324/4)-525+214 2006-10-15
From Sherin:
(2324/4)-525+214
Answered by Penny Nom.
Four fours 2006-10-08
From Prabh:
Find out 10 BEDMAS problems using order of operation with only four 4's in the problem. The solution must be the digits 1-10. Example 44/44=1
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
BEDMAS 2006-09-24
From Partick:
if you have a question like this
-(4)-(-4)+(-4)+4
how do you solve it step by step

Answered by Penny Nom.
what is 8+(-2)(-5)/4-(-1)-4(-2+3) 2006-09-08
From Jordan:
what is 8+(-2)(-5)/4-(-1)-4(-2+3)
Answered by Paul Betts.
Order of Operations 2006-06-29
From Marcy:
I have been having problems with this skill testing question. I know the rules of operation but I don't understand why they would put it in brackets. Can you help me. I have two answers but I would like to know which one is right. Im having a disagreement with a friend over this matter. Thank you so much

[ (20 + 82 - 6) 16 ] x 14

Answered by Steve La Rocque and Paul Betts.
BEDMAS 2006-03-21
From Andie:
It's been a long time since I've used bedmas. I'm still confused as to what the answer to this question would be.
30 - (2 x 9) + (15/3)=

Answered by Penny Nom.
BEDMAS 2006-01-31
From Janielle:
What Do All the Letters In BEDMAS Stand for?
Answered by Penny.
BEDMAS 2005-11-24
From Judy:
My name is Judy and I am a grade 6 teacher.
We have just started our lessons on the order of operations and my students have asked me why we have BEDMAS and what is the logic to it.

Is there a reason that that we do math in this particular order?

Who invented this rule or how was it decided on and when?

Answered by Walter Whiteley.
BEDMAS 2005-09-01
From A student:
I am a student and am wondering about the answer to this question.

56/2(31)

is the answer 7?


Answered by Harley Weston.
Order of operations 2004-11-10
From Andrew:
I'm trying to solve this question, and I can't seem to remember the rules back from my high school days.

(40 x 8 ) / 2 + 55 - 15 =

Can you help me with the answer?

Answered by Harley Weston.
Bedmas 2004-11-09
From Fariha:
i have a single line question and am not sure of the method it would be appreciated if u could send me a method and a solution Q : 1 + 9 / 2 + 5 * 1000

would this be solved by BEDMAS? if not, why?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Bedmas 2004-10-30
From Gina:
I am just curious whether Bedmas would be used in the following question as it is not in the typical Bedmas format.

Multiply 12 x 24
Add 26
Divide by 2
Subtract 7


Would we go about doing it in the sequence it is given or in Bedmas ?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Order of operations 2004-09-04
From Leanne:
6 + 3 - 2 x 3 =
Answered by Claude Tardif.
50/5x - y 2004-08-22
From Rick:
Niece has a question that was marked wrong but we are unable to determine how the teacher calculated and arrived at the answer? The problem was as follows:
50 / 5x - y =

x=5
y=1

Answered by Harley Weston and Leeanne Boehm.
(3x50)+20/5=? 2004-04-03
From A student:
what is the answer to:

(3x50)+20/5=?

Answered by Penny Nom.
BEDMAS 2004-03-20
From Brad:
I am in grade 7. My teacher tells me brackets always first, well i know that but, 5 (-4) x 2

Does the (-4) count as a bracket or is it just telling you not to minus 4 from 5 but to multiply 5 x -4 ? Am i correct?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Order of operations 2004-01-28
From John:

I am trying to find out any information concerning the development of the order of operations. for example, when (why/how) did it become the case that 2 + 3 x 5 =17, rather than 25.

any insight is appreciated. Thank you.


Answered by Penny Nom.
BEDMAS 2004-01-21
From Jessica and her mom:

my mom and I were wondering 2 things.

1. what is the reason for having bedmas.
2. 5+5-4+[6x3-(6+1-3x2) -5+9]


Answered by Penny Nom.
Order of operations 2003-09-07
From Brian:

It has to do with the 4 rules of operations, Parentheses first before operations outside/evaluate all exponential expressions/all multiplication and divisions/then all additions and subtractions.

Who made these rules and when did they make them,,, I know its somewhat of an unorthadox question but I must know. I would really appreciate it.


Answered by Penny Nom.
4-3(m+1)=(-38) 2003-06-25
From Jamie:

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

4-3(m+1)=(-38)

Answered by Penny Nom.
BEDMAS 2003-05-31
From Kristie:
(3x50)+20/5=?

I know bedmas but i forget how to do it.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Order of operations 2003-02-16
From A student:
How is the order of operation used in everyday life other than in a math class or at school? Also .... Can you give me a list of all the mathematician that are still living that uses the order of operation?
Answered by Claude Tardif.
Order of operations 2003-02-15
From Debbie:
Question: 20-(9+4)x7=?
Possible answer -71 or 49?

Answered by Penny Nom.
BEDMAS 2003-02-09
From Stefanie:
I do remember the rules of BEDMAS, but for some reason this question puzzles me.

6 X 9 - 3 + 44

I started with the Multiplication

54 - 3 + 44

But then I got stuck, do I proceed with adding the 44 and subtracting the 3
or figure out what -3 + 44 is, but then how would that work with 54?

Answered by Penny Nom.
5x(-2)-32/8 2003-01-13
From A student:
I'm having problems solving this question:
5x(-2)-32/8

Answered by Penny Nom.
38-10+12divided by4multiplied by 16 2002-08-30
From Brenda:
my math question is as follows: 38-10+12divided by4multiplied by 16=?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Order of operations 2002-07-18
From Danna:
I would like to know how to solve this type of problem; I already have the answer.

Problem: 2 [5 (4 + 6) - 2] = 96

Also, what do you call this type of problem? Thanks a lot.


Answered by Penny Nom.
8/13*26/27 2002-05-01
From Arias:
8/13*26/27=
Answered by Penny Nom.
BEDMAS 2000-09-22
From Monica Zimmer:
In the Math rule BEDMAS does it matter if you do the division or the multiplication first?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Order of operations 1999-10-25
From Garrett:
99*(57+76)*9-1085/9
Answered by Penny Nom.
 
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