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# Will someone please tell me how you got the answer?! Math help

Posted by Anonymous
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2+5[10-(8-4)] hubby said its 32 but I can't figure out how, I kept getting 42! Ugh!
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 26, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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by peachy on Sep. 26, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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8-4=4

10-4= 6

5•6=30

30+2=32
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 26, 2013 at 12:52 PM

8-4 = 4
10-4 = 6
2+5 = 7

6*7 =42

by on Sep. 26, 2013 at 12:53 PM

2+5[10-(8-4)]

2+5[10-(4)]

2+5[6]

2+30

32

Order of operations.

by Ruby Member on Sep. 26, 2013 at 12:53 PM
Yup. PEMDAS.

Quoting justpeachy71904:

8-4=4

10-4= 6

5•6=30

30+2=32
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 26, 2013 at 12:54 PM
I figure it out after I posted. Ugh! Got it wrong on a test. Blah. Lol

Quoting justpeachy71904:

8-4=4

10-4= 6

5•6=30

30+2=32
by Keyser Söze on Sep. 26, 2013 at 12:54 PM

by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 26, 2013 at 12:55 PM
We were wrong lol

Quoting Anonymous:

8-4 = 4
10-4 = 6
2+5 = 7

6*7 =42

by Spunky on Sep. 26, 2013 at 12:55 PM

This is how I would do it as well.

Quoting justpeachy71904:

8-4=4

10-4= 6

5•6=30

30+2=32

by on Sep. 26, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Work your way out from the innermost part:

8-4=4

10-4=6

Then, multiplication is done before addition, so 5(6) =30

2+ 30=32.

by Momma Duck on Sep. 26, 2013 at 12:55 PM

This one.

Quoting justpeachy71904:

8-4=4

10-4= 6

5•6=30

30+2=32