Suzette M.

asked • 09/22/12

17-2(5-3)=

i simply need the break down of this math equation

 

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Roman C.

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There is an error in my last step (ignored the squaring accidently). it should be 3^3*7/9*3^2+4-2^5 = 27*7/9*9+4-32 = 189+4-32 = 161

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10/19/12

Alisa S. answered • 09/22/12

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Darlene W. answered • 09/22/12

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Alisa S.

No problem! It's great that you wanted to help! I just wanted to make sure the student saw the difference between the answers so that in the future, the multiplication portion of that type of equation was clear!

 

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09/23/12

Alisa S.

Darlene, there's a multiplication in there. But because we're talking about two's, you did happen across the correct answer. This would not work for most other answers, though!

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09/22/12

Darlene W.

You are correct and I am not a math tutor but just wanted to help a little bit. I was hoping someone such as yourself would explain it more thoroughly and you did a superb job, I might add.  My strengths are in reading, grammar, and biology. I probably will stick to these.

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09/22/12

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