## anonymous 5 years ago 98 - 4 squared divided by 2 I tried to solve and got the answer 41 but my teacher says that is wrong

1. anonymous

Doe sit look like this: $(98-4^2)/2$

2. anonymous

yes

3. anonymous

no there are no parenthesis

4. anonymous

5. anonymous

First what does 4^2=?

6. anonymous

16

7. anonymous

hmmm I got 41 tooo are you sure that's how it is written?

8. anonymous

sorry it is without the parenthesis

9. anonymous

well all the parenthisis are saying is that both those numbers are on top

10. anonymous

Is it: $\frac{98−4^2}{2} \text{ or }98-\frac{4^2}{2}$

11. anonymous

i got 41 , -4^2 =-16, (-4)^2=16 , so i think u state the question wrong