Jessica W.

asked • 10/24/12# how do i anser these

[75 divided 5(4 minus 1)]x9

## 4 Answers By Expert Tutors

Sam M. answered • 06/06/13

Mr. Gets Results

WAIT!!! Tamara and Venkata are wrong. Remember, division does not come before multiplication. They are done at the same time. The way you decide which to do first is by going from left to right.

If you have an equation written like this: [75÷5(4-1)]x9

Then the first step is this: [15(4-1)]x9

then: [15(3)]x9

then: [45]x9

The correct answer is 405. This is, of course, unless by "divided" you meant using a fraction bar. IN that case these people are correct. So this is not to say that Tamara and Venkata don't know math. The way you wrote the problem was nebulous. Here's the moral of the story: know the [BIG] difference between this / and this ÷.

Venkata B. answered • 12/31/12

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John H. answered • 10/25/12

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Jessica

Always remember the order of operations

P.E.M.D.A.S

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Tamara J. answered • 10/24/12

Math Tutoring - Algebra and Calculus (all levels)

I believe the equation you are trying to solve for looks like the following:

[(75)/(5(4-1))]*9

If this is correct, work out what is inside the parentheses first.

So,

[ (75) / (5(3)) ] * 9 = [ (75) / (15) ] * 9 = ( 75/15) * 9 = (5) * 9 = 45

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Jessica W.

any boby there

10/24/12