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2 + 2 x 2 = ??

6 or 8
Why or why not??

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:36 PM on May. 3, 2011 in

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Answers (13)
  • Order of operations :) PEMDAS...parentheses, exponents, multiply, divide, add, subtract, so in this case 6.

    yesmaam

    Answer by yesmaam at 2:39 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • I believe you have to multiply first then add so the answer is 6.
    emmyandlisa

    Answer by emmyandlisa at 2:37 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • 6. You multiply first.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 2:38 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • emmyandlisa is right.....multiplication and division are done before addition and subtraction. I can't believe I missed that!! LOL
    AllAboutKeeley

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 2:39 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • Always multiply first, 6.
    Candi1024

    Answer by Candi1024 at 2:39 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • 6.

    Here is the mnemonic to remember the order or operators: Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

    Parenthesis (apply PEMDAS to what's in the parentheses)
    Exponents
    Multiplication
    Division
    Addition
    Subtraction
    KateDinVA

    Answer by KateDinVA at 2:40 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • PEMDAS
    The answer is 6
    MMXI

    Answer by MMXI at 2:41 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • 6, multiply fisrt, then add.
    BabyBugsmama

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 2:41 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • Well Done Ladies!!!
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 2:43 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • emmyandlisa is right. The answer is 6.

    http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/vol7/order_operations.html

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz2xHr7aFRE

    http://www.mathplayground.com/mv_order_of_operations.html



    anninflorida

    Answer by anninflorida at 2:53 PM on May. 3, 2011

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