It is currently Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:20 pm

 All times are UTC

 Page 1 of 2 [ 16 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next
 Print view Previous topic | Next topic
Author Message
 Post subject: BODMAS questionPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:05 am

Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:08 pm
Posts: 45
Hi all,

Can someone help with this BODMAS question? The answer is 205, according to the Bond book but it's not what I'm getting!

Pls set out your explanation. TIA!

17-3x2+(4sq - 3)x5

Sorry don't know how to set out 4 to the power of 2, which is what I mean by 4sq. I am really starting to think that the answer they've given is wrong...

Top

 Post subject: Re: BODMAS questionPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:14 am

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:51 am
Posts: 9256
you can do this 4^2 - that is 4 to the power of 2

Top

 Post subject: Re: BODMAS questionPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:17 am

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:51 am
Posts: 9256
Wimbles wrote:
17-3x2+(4sq - 3)x5

brackets - 16-3=13
brackets * 5 = 65

then 3x2=6

so sum becomes

17-6+65= 76??

Top

 Post subject: Re: BODMAS questionPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:26 am

Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:32 pm
Posts: 7377
Location: East Kent
I make it 76 too, same method as Hermie

Top

 Post subject: Re: BODMAS questionPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:33 am

Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:08 pm
Posts: 45
Thank you! I thought I was going mad - I make it 76 too, whichever way I look at it!

Top

 Post subject: Re: BODMAS questionPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:35 am

Joined: Mon May 16, 2011 1:05 pm
Posts: 6312
76 here too.

Top

 Post subject: Re: BODMAS questionPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:39 am

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:51 am
Posts: 9256
phew

Top

 Post subject: Re: BODMAS questionPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:40 am

Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:32 pm
Posts: 7377
Location: East Kent

Top

 Post subject: Re: BODMAS questionPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:42 am

Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:08 pm
Posts: 45
- I was up all night thinking about this blasted question - really should let Bond know!!

Top

 Post subject: Re: BODMAS questionPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:25 pm

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:41 am
Posts: 8831
Location: Essex
17 - 3
x2
+ (16 - 3)
x5

obviously .

Slightly worrying, really...

_________________
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.Groucho Marx

Top

 Display posts from previous: All posts1 day7 days2 weeks1 month3 months6 months1 year Sort by AuthorPost timeSubject AscendingDescending
 Page 1 of 2 [ 16 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 All times are UTC

#### Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Feedfetcher and 0 guests

 You cannot post new topics in this forumYou cannot reply to topics in this forumYou cannot edit your posts in this forumYou cannot delete your posts in this forumYou cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
 Jump to:  Select a forum ------------------ FORUM RULES    Forum Rules and FAQs 11 PLUS SUBJECTS    VERBAL REASONING    MATHS    ENGLISH    NON-VERBAL REASONING    CEM 11 Plus GENERAL    GENERAL 11 PLUS TOPICS    11 PLUS APPEALS    11 PLUS TUTORS    INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS    11 PLUS CDs/SOFTWARE    11 PLUS TIPS    PRIMARY    SEN and the 11 PLUS    EVERYTHING ELSE .... 11 PLUS REGIONS    Berkshire    Bexley and Bromley    Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Wrekin    Buckinghamshire    Devon    Dorset    Essex    Essex - Redbridge    Gloucestershire    Hertfordshire (South West)    Hertfordshire (Other and North London)    Kent    Lancashire & Cumbria    Lincolnshire    Medway    Northern Ireland    Surrey (Sutton, Kingston and Wandsworth)    Trafford    Warwickshire    Wiltshire    Wirral    Yorkshire BEYOND 11 PLUS    Beyond 11 Plus - General    GCSEs    6th Form    University