## NatalieLove 2 years ago 6[1-(-6)]8 its not 15

2. whatisthequestion

I would be interested in how you got the answer 15, if you are willing to post your work.

3. NatalieLove

ok

4. NatalieLove

6[1-(-6)]+8 6[1+6]+8 6[7]+8 15

5. NatalieLove

i get 21

6. whatisthequestion

you added a plus sign that was not in your original question which is correct?

7. NatalieLove

can you show work i have like 20 similar problems it would be great if you did

8. whatisthequestion

I will work through it with you but first you must clarify if the question is $6 \times (1-(-6) \times 8$ or$6 \times (1-(-6)) +8$

9. NatalieLove

10. NatalieLove

Im having a problem because those brackets are not parenthesis

11. whatisthequestion

I use the acrimony (I think thats what it is called) BEDMAS to remember my order of operations Brackets Exponents Division Multiplication Addition Subtraction I live in Canada and trying to remember as much as I can from previous schooling there should be no difference between the square brackets and the round brackets (parenthesis).

12. whatisthequestion

tell me what you think 6 times 7 is

13. NatalieLove

i get 50 thats the answer so the brackets also mean multiply

14. NatalieLove

Does brackets were driving me crazy

15. whatisthequestion

yes you assume multiplication when a number is written outside of the brackets like that.

16. NatalieLove

thank you much