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Ordering fractions 2017-05-25
From Esmeralda:
How May i order this 30%,3/100,7/20 and 0.33 from least to greatest
Answered by Penny Nom.
One millionth of one percent of 90,000,000,000 2017-01-16
From Gene:
What absolute number is one millionth of one percent of 90,000,000,000
Answered by Penny Nom.
20+30*0+1=? 2016-12-26
From Mr:
20+30*0+1=?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Write these numbers from greatest to least 2016-12-22
From lsaiah:
write the following numbers from greatest to least

3 1/2, 7/3, 80%, 2.5, 0.94

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.
Ordering fractions 2015-03-27
From latoya:
Put the following amounts in order from greatest to least 60%,2/3,0.599 explain answer
Answered by Penny Nom.
Points on the x-axis 2015-03-14
From Justin:
jamie tells her friend that ordered pairs that have an x-coordinate of O line x-axis. She used the origin as an example. Describe Janine error. Use a counterexample to explain why Janine statement is false
Answered by Penny Nom.
What is 20 and 3/5 of 10? 2014-11-26
From Jeannine:
What is 20 and 3/5 of 10? Question is written exactly this way. Is this 20 3/5 times 10 (103/5 times 10), or is it 20 and (3/5 times 10)?
Answered by Penny Nom.
50+9-13 multiplied by 2= 2014-06-25
From Adrian:
50+9-13 multiplied by 2=
Answered by 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.
4+4x5+4= ? 2012-10-31
From Bob:
4+4x5+4= ?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Ordering fractions 2012-08-22
From Imani:
I am a 6 th grader and on my homework it asks to order the fractions from least to greatest 11/12, 9/10, 10,/11, 15/16. Please help with solving this question.
Answered by Penny Nom.
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.
Ordering Fractions 2011-11-16
From Chloe:
hey okay im having trouble with a math question. how do you put these fractions in number order
8/14 11/28 3/7

Answered by Jaymi Schmidt.
Ordering fractions 2011-11-16
From Laya:
Order from least to greatest
2/3, 1/2, 5/12

Answered by Jaymi Schmidt.
A border around a flower garden 2011-08-28
From jessica:
A Landscaper, who just completed a rectangular flower garden measuring 6 feet by 10 feet, orders 1 cubic yard of premixed cement, all of which is to be used to create a border of uniform width around the garden. if the border is to have a depth of 3 inches, how wide will the border be? ( 1 cubic yard=27 cubic feet)
Answered by Penny Nom.
Ordering fractions 2011-08-17
From Myon:
My problem is putting fractions from least to greatest and they are 1/4 2/5 1/3 4/6 1/2 8/9 3/4 1/1 2/6 1/10 thanks
Answered by Penny Nom.
PEDMAS 2011-04-10
From Ross:
48 ÷ 2 (9+3)

Is the answer 2 or 288?

Answered by Harley Weston.
Ordering fractions 2011-03-20
From Yasmine:
what's the answer, greatest to least

3/8 1/4 2/3

Answered by Penny Nom.
Ordering fractions 2011-03-01
From amanda:
I am utterly confused my son needs to order 3 different fractions from least to greatest such as 3/6, 5/6 & 4/6 I read your explanation on how to do it but I was still confused is there a more simpler method?
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Multiplication and order 2011-01-21
From Janet:
IN A MULTIPLICATION SENTENCE BASED ON A DRAWING..IS THERE ANY ORDER FOR THE MULTIPLICAND ANG MULTIPLIER FOR THE ANSWER TO RIGHT?
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Ordering fractions 2010-12-14
From serita:
1/2,2/4,4/8 how do you do least to greatest
Answered by Penny Nom.
Ordering mixed numbers 2010-11-23
From kate:
what are the mixed numbers 5 7/9, 5 1/2, 5 11/18. put least to greatest?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Ordering fractions 2010-11-14
From Alexia:
I am having real trouble with how to order 18/11 , 2/5 ,6/15 from least to greatest can you give me a step by step real easy way to do it?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Ordering fractions 2010-08-24
From COCO:
Hello. I am having lots of trouble with these types of problems. Here is one of them:1/2 1/18 3/6. And I need to order them from greatest to least. Please also explain how to do it.
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Ordering fractions 2010-02-26
From jessie:
I'm having alot of trouble with orderig fractions from least to greatest! I'm in 5th grade....and my problem is, 5/8,1/2, and 3/4
I need to know HOW to order them.........can anyone give me a simple explanation?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Ordering fractions 2010-02-26
From Brianna:
I'm a seventh grader and we're learning about fractions. How would you list the numbers in order from least to greatest?
The options:
A. 9/14 , 17/28 , 11/21
B. 17/28 , 9/14 , 11/21
C. 9/14 , 11/21 , 17/28
D. 11/21 , 17/28 , 9/14

Answered by Penny Nom.
Order of operations 2010-02-07
From addie:
(3+10) x 10 - 8 x 4 =
Answered by Penny Nom.
(24x3)+(7x8)-(20/5)+(4x7) 2009-12-01
From Marilyn:
(24x3)+(7x8)-(20/5)+(4x7)
Thought I had the answer but the form says no. Could you solve it for me please.

Answered by Penny Nom.
In what order are the following digits? 2009-09-30
From Jewell:
In what order are the following digits? 0,2,3,6,7,1,9,4,5,8
Answered by Penny Nom and Claude Tardif.
-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.
Comparing fractions 2009-09-28
From TeeTee:
I am in 6th grade. I have to order these fractions from least to greatest: 3/4, 2/5, 5/8, 1/2.....How do I order them if I dont know where to start, and how would I find these answers...Please Help! :)
Answered by Penny Nom.
Evaluating -x^2 + (yz - 3)^2 2009-09-28
From Kathy:
My daughter and I are having trouble solving this equation:

-x²+ (yz – 3)²

if x=-4,y=2 and z=0 We are having difficulty with the -x² part of the equation. Thanks

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.
Probability: selecting students in a particular order 2009-09-21
From Rajshri:
A class has 100 students with roll numbers 1 to 100. Six students are selected, one after another, at random to form a team. Find the probability that the roll numbers of first three students selected are in ascending order and the roll numbers of the last four students selected are in descending order.
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Ordering numbers 2009-09-19
From tattiana:
how do you order these numbers from greatest to least .625,.75,.20, and .5
Answered by Penny Nom.
Ordering fractions 2009-09-15
From stacy:
I need help with listing fractions from the least to greatest. last problem of math is 5/6,7/9,23/27,13/18?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Order from least to greatest 2009-09-15
From myra:
which list of number is ordered from least to greatest? A.) 0.035,0.35,2/5,2.5 B) 2.5,2/5,0.35,0.035 c)2/5,0.35,2.5,0.035 D) 0.035,2.5,0.35,2/5
Answered by Penny Nom.
A circular border around a pool 2009-09-08
From Calvin:
A pool in the shape of a circle measures 10 feet across. One cubic yard of concrete is to be used to create a circular border of uniform width around the pool. If the border is to have a depth of 3 inches, how wide will the border be? ( 1 cubic yard=27 cubic feet )
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
A border around a pool 2009-05-29
From PATTY:
POOL RADIUS IS 13 FEET ON THE OUTER EDGE, I WANT TO MAKE AN 18 INCH OUTSIDE BORDER AROUND THE POOL. WHAT IS THE VOLUME AROUND THE POOL. (THIS IS GOING FROM A 13 FT. RADIUS TO A 14.5 RADISU.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Comparing positive and negative fractions 2009-03-24
From Christyrose:
Hello. I am a sixth grade math student and i need help on how to compare negative and positive fractions.

Here is is:
3/4 -2/3 7/10 -5/6

I'm not sure how to do the negative parts because i was absent for a couple days. Thank you!

Christyrose

Answered by Penny Nom.
Ordering fractions 2009-01-14
From Shea:
I am a special education teacher, who is trying to to show my students how to order fractions. I found your response to this questions while looking for information. I need a visual to explain to my students and myself on how and why you multiply the fractions together.
Answered by Harley Weston.
Order from least to greatest 2008-12-16
From staci:
order from least to greatest on a number line,
7/10 3/5 5/10

Answered by Robert Dawson.
Order the #s from least to greatest 2008-10-24
From morgan:
order the #s from least to greatest

18 7/12, 18 2/3, 183/4, 18 1/3

Please help
Morgan

Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Putting fractions in order 2008-09-11
From kaby:
whats the answer for this? put it from least to greatest: 1/4, 1/9, 1/8
Answered by Penny Nom.
Ordering fractions 2008-08-25
From Ghita:
Order these distances from least to greatest
1/2 , 5/8 , 3/4
What is a quotient?

Ghita

Answered by Penny Nom.
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.
Which fractions should go next? 2008-06-11
From Sharon:
Please help me with these fractions
1/4, 2/3, ___, 5/6
which fractions should go next
A.1/2
B.1/3
C.3/4
D.11/12

Answered by Janice Cotcher.
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.
10 - 3 + 2 2008-02-21
From Amrit:
what 10-3+2

is it 5 or 9

Answered by Penny Nom.
Ordering fractions 2007-12-31
From MARLYN:
Which list shows number in order least to greatest?

A. 07;2/3. 1/5;0.6

B 1/5;06; 07;2/3

C 1/5; 06; 2/3;0.7

D 2/5;0.6; 1/5;0.7

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.
Ordering fractions 2007-11-23
From Joy:
what are the orders of these fractions?
2/3, 1/2, 1/4, 2/10, 3/4, 1/3, 9/10, 2/2.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Ordering fractions 2007-11-15
From DEL:
Hi. I feel really stupid ! I'm a mature student and i have completely forgotten How to find out the order of fractions from largest to smallest. I Have been put this poser; 7/4...1/6....7/2 Can you please tell me what is the largest and lowest? Will be very grateful....thank you
Answered by Gabe Potter.
Ordering fractions 2007-11-06
From Mene:
this is the weight of three packages 4/5 kilograms 7/10 kilograms 1/2 kilograms order these weights from least to greatest
Answered by Penny Nom.
I need to order 3/11, 1/8, 2/9 from least to greatest 2007-10-19
From Andrew:
I need to order 3/11, 1/8, 2/9 in least to greatest.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Order of operations 2007-10-17
From Devon:
What function precedes the other? ie; 18 - 4 x2 =
Answered by Penny Nom.
15 divided by 5a 2007-10-12
From Susan:
Is "5a" considered an expression to be solved first, or do you simply go in PEMDAS order with the 15 divided by 5 in the following problem: Evaluate when a = 2 15 divided by 5a
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.
How many different orders are there? 2007-08-13
From Ethel:
This is a question from the PTSP Success Test. There are 4 horses at a stable. And how many different orders can they be ridden by their owners? The answer choices are A. 4 B. 10 C. 16 D. 24 and E. 36
Answered by Harley Weston.
Comparing and ordering fractions 2007-06-12
From virgil:
Order the fractions
2/5, 2/3, 2/7

Answered by Penny Nom.
Ordered pairs 2007-05-09
From chasity:
a teacher wishes to schedule a quiz during part of a two-hour class. the equation 1+e=120 can be used to find the available lecture time "1" given that "e" minutes are planned for the quiz. determine the ordered pairs that satisfy the equation if the domain is {20,30,45,60}
Answered by Penny Nom.
Ordering fractions 2007-05-08
From Mary:
Can you place these in order? 1/8, 15/64, 15/16, 7/32
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.
Answer to skill testing question 2007-01-18
From Mike:
This question was on a ballot. Is the right answer 36 or 1? 5+2-1X6=
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Ordering farctions 2007-01-05
From Samantha:
I am having trouble ordering these fractions: 2/15, 1/5, 3/5

And also would like to know what is $6.67 divided by 8 rounded to the hundredths place

Answered by Penny Nom.
Order the fractions from least to greatest 2007-01-04
From Justin:
I am a sixth grader, and I am having trouble with the last question in my homework assisgnment. 1/6, 2/5, 3/7, 3/5!
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
(2324/4)-525+214 2006-10-15
From Sherin:
(2324/4)-525+214
Answered by Penny Nom.
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.
16X27+32÷4-26 2006-08-20
From Amanda:
The question was 16X27+32÷4-26.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Order of operations 2006-06-29
From Jaden:

(1) A triangle has vertices at (-3,-3) (7,-3) and (-2,5). What is the area of the triangle?

Is there a way of doing this so that you dont have to graph it? If the x axis is horizontal can i say it is the base and the y-axis is horizontal meaning the height. Would I be able to do this...-3 to 7-->9 spaces, -3 to 5-->7 spaces-----9(7)63/2=31.5

(2) A cube has a surface area of 54 square centimeters. What is the volume of the cube in cubic centimeters?


Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
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.
8-digits numbers with their digits in decreasing order 2006-05-09
From Headmaster:
How many 8-digits number are there with their digits in decreasing order
Answered by Penny Nom.
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.
There are 4 contestants in a bicycle race. 2005-01-05
From Robert:
There are 4 contestants in a bicycle race. In how many different orders can they cross the finish line?
Answered by Penny Nom.
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.
The point slope form of a line 2004-10-26
From Jack:
Given a set of ordered pairs, ie (1,1) (2,4) (3,7), how does one determine the rule f(n) other than by trial and error
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.
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.
Drawing cards 2002-06-11
From Ed:
What is the probability of drawing without replacement from a standard deck of 52 cards the following 5 card hand ...... the ace of spades, 2 tens and 2 face cards

Solution 1: 1/52 x 4/51 x 3/50 x 12/49 x 11/48

Solution 2: Using Combination theory ..... (1C1 x 4C2 x 12C2) divided by (52C5)

Can you help us understand which answer is correct and why the other is not?


Answered by Penny Nom.
A popular television game show 2002-05-19
From Amrita:
On a popular television game show, contestant must first answer a question by placing 4 given events in ascending or desending order in the quickest time.

(a) if a contestant does not know how any of the events should be arranged, how many different ways could the question be answered?

Answer: 4!= 24

(b)a contestant has to arrange the events that correspond to A, B, C, and D. one contestant is positive that event D follows directly after avent B, but does not know about the other s. how many different ways could this contestant arrange the letters A, B, C, and D, list the possibility

Answer: which I didn't get


Answered by Penny Nom.
8/13*26/27 2002-05-01
From Arias:
8/13*26/27=
Answered by Penny Nom.
Undetermined coefficients 2001-11-22
From Hoda:
The equation is:

y" - 2y' + y = t et + 4

We need to use The method of Undetermined coefficients. I have tried assuming that the solution is Atet+Bet+C, but all I get is C=4 and I tried (At2+Bt+C)et+D, but again I get 0=0 when I calculate the first and second derivatives, so i get no information on the constants. Any suggestions?


Answered by Harley Weston.
An order relation 2001-02-12
From Amy:
What is an order relation?
Answered by Claude Tardif.
0,2,3,6,7,1,9,4,5,8 2001-01-23
From Tami:
What is the sequence of the numbers 0,2,3,6,7,1,9,4,5,8
Answered by Claude Tardif.
Order of operations 2000-11-26
From Margaret Pratt:
My daughter has a math question and I am afraid I am of no help. Can you help? 2x5/2+1-5= She arrives at 8 as the answer and has been told this is incorrect. Any help you can give would be appreciated.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Order of operations 2000-09-19
From Nicole:
the problem is, 4x8-18 divided by 6= do you solve this by doing 4x8=32 then by dividing 18by 6= 3, then subtracting 3 from 32 = 29? If not what is the order of operation?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Why does division start from the left? 2000-05-24
From Salil Dave:
Addition, subtraction and multiplications start with right most digit and proceed left, but division starts from left-most digits and goes right ... why?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Eligibility in a contest 2000-03-14
From Ken Rabley:
Hi, hoping you can help. Dispute among co-workers. Tell me, what is the correct answer to the following question:
-1936 + (2406/4812) x (4756 - 3256) + 1250

Seems this is the question for eligibility in a contest...We have come up with various solutions, all which may be correct.


Answered by Penny Nom.
Order of operations 2000-02-27
From Mildred Saulsbery:
Find the value of the expression.
 6(5+1) - 9(1+1) _____________    5(8 - 6) -23 

Answered by Harley Weston.
Order of operations 2000-01-16
From Dorothy:
I was wondering if you could tell me where I can get some info. on how to solve the following problem. I was given the answer but I don't know how it is solved.

4+2x(6x2)-5=23


Answered by Penny Nom.
Ordering fractions 2000-01-05
From A seventh grader:
I am a middle school student (7th grade) and I was wondering if you could help me with ordering fractions from least to greatest the fractions are 31/12, 2 5/6 and 2 3/4.
Answered by Walter Whiteley.
Order of operations 1999-10-25
From Garrett:
99*(57+76)*9-1085/9
Answered by Penny Nom.
(-5)^2, -5^2 and -(5)^2 1999-10-13
From Jennifer Brown:
What is the difference between the following problems:

(-5)2, -52 and -(5)2

Our text book (Beginning Algebra, fourth edition, published by McGraw Hill, by Streeter, Huthison and Hoetzle) says the second and third problem are exactly the same. I don't see how that can be. Is there a mathematical rule that explains this?
Answered by Penny Nom.

-8*-(-5a)=15 1999-09-22
From Shelby:
-8*-(-5a)=15

i cannot get this question!! please help me!!
Answered by Harley Weston.

Frieze Patterns 1998-08-19
From Brian Bairstow:
I am doing a research project on frieze patterns (also called band patterns or border patterns). I know that there are exactly seven different types of frieze patterns, but I have been unable to find a proof for this. If you could tell me this proof, or tell me some internet sites on which I can find material on this, I would be very grateful.
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Driving me CRAZY. 1997-11-17
From Billy Tran:
Write a two digit number (both digits different and neither equal to zero) and then express the same number but now composed of the same two digits in reverse order with some mathematical symbol (+, -, *, /, roots, !, or exponents). for example: 25 = 5^2. Now give me another.

Hope you get this, cause its driving me CRAZY
Answered by Penny Nom.

Octants 1997-11-10
From Jason Watkins:
I know which octant is octant 1 because all variables are positive. How do we number the other octants?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Opérations de base 2003-07-05
From Anne-Marie:
Je m'appelle Anne-Marie et je suis enseignante de 5e année à l'école Domaine des copains de Balmoral au Nouveau-Brunswick. Récemment, j'ai participé à un concours intitulé: Budweiser King Pack Nascar Hat Promo. Afin de réclamer le prix, qui est une casquette, je devais répondre à une question réglementaire. Il s'agissait d'une phrase mathématique qui se présentait comme suit:

4 x 26 - 24 / 8 = qui se lit: 4 fois 26 moins 24 divisé
par 8

Answered by Claude Tardif.
 
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