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Please help! I seriously can't figure. this out. Will fan and medal. I think I'm solving this weird just check and fix. Thanks!

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  1. anonymous
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    Simplify the expression. 5+4 times (8-6)^2

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Have you heard of PEMDAS?

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Yes. Like two years ago. But I think I'm doing something wrong.

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    What do you think the answer is?

  5. anonymous
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    What do you think you're doing wrong?

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Well I keep getting 36. But I don't think that's right.

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Okay let's look at the very first equation. 5+4*(8-6)^2

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Tell me what you think you should do first.

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Parenthesis

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Good

  11. anonymous
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    What does (8-6) come out to?

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    2

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Okay so now we have 5+4+2^2

  14. anonymous
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    Well then you do the exponents. So 2 squared is 4.

  15. anonymous
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    We want to solve for the exponents now.

  16. anonymous
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    Correct.

  17. anonymous
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    So our equation now is 5+4+4

  18. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    that equals 13!

  19. anonymous
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    No. It's 5+4x4

  20. anonymous
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    My bad I thought it was a plus

  21. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    36 is correct.

  22. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So then I was trying to figure out if I add it before or what. That's where I'm confused.

  23. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Okay cool thanks!

  24. anonymous
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    Don't be confused. You're overthinking this.

  25. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thanks! I'll recommend you.

  26. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Awesome!

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