anonymous
  • anonymous
48÷2(9+3) = ? Is it 2 or 288? Justify your answer please, it's bugging me...
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anonymous
  • anonymous
ok first you need to add the numbers inside the parentheses....that's the rule. Then using parentheses you multiply 2 by 12, which is 24. 48 divided by 24 is 2.
anonymous
  • anonymous
i think that it is 2 because you go from left to right
anonymous
  • anonymous
My question is basically, is the question viewed as: (48/2)*(9+3) or 48/(2*(9+3))?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
it's 48 / (2*(9+3))
anonymous
  • anonymous
Sorry Gang, it's (48/2) x (9+3) as it is written.
anonymous
  • anonymous
\[48\div 2(9+3) = 48 \div 2 * (9+3) = 48\div 2 * 12 = \frac{48}{2}*12\] \[=24*12 = 36\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
"24 * 12 = 36" *Awwwwwwwwwkward*
anonymous
  • anonymous
Err yes, 288

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