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# 2 + 2 x 2 = ??

6 or 8
Why or why not??

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

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

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.

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

• 6. You multiply first.

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

• Always multiply first, 6.

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
Subtraction

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

• PEMDAS

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

• 6, multiply fisrt, then add.

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

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