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 Post subject: Please help ....
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 8:44 am 
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Assisting my DD in her maths revision for school exams - and we have come to blows on this one :

3x4-2(5-2)=

Who can tell me the correct answer - I think its 6, she thinks its 30. Which one is right!!

Thanks :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Please help ....
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 9:05 am 
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6 is correct.

Using bodmas, you do the brackets first, so 5-2=3
Then do the the multiplications so 3x4 is 12 and 2x3 is 6
Then the subtraction 12-6 to give 6


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 Post subject: Re: Please help ....
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 9:22 am 
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Thanks!! You know when you start to doubt yourself ..........!! :roll: :roll:


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