# How do you add parentheses so that the equation #14-:2+5times5=10# will be correct?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 4, 2016

#### Explanation:

We need to find a way to do an order of operations that makes the left side of the equation equal 10.

As it is, without parentheses, we would first multiply to get

We know

This way, though, we would still do the multiplication first, which would give is 14-:35, which is still not 10. We need to signal that the division should be done first with some more parentheses: