How do you simplify #(20+4)div(1)#?
1 Answer
Apr 17, 2015
Recall the definition of an operation of division:
The result of division of number
Based on this definition, the answer to this problem is
Here are a few important logical steps to come up with this result.

Operations in parenthesis are performed prior to others. Therefore,
#((20+4))/(1)# can be safely replaced with#24/(1)# . 
#X/(Y)=X/Y# because#(X/Y)*(Y)=(X/Y)*Y=X#
Therefore,#24/1=24#