What is #96-:(12*4)#?

2 Answers
Aug 10, 2016

Answer:

#=2#

Explanation:

#96-:(12times4)#
#=96-:48#
#=96/48#
#=2#

Aug 11, 2016

Answer:

#2#

Explanation:

This is a good example of how a different order of operations can change the answer.

#96 div 12 xx 4# is very different from #96 div (12xx4)#

Look at the red showing which is done first in each case

#color(red)(96 div 12) xx 4# is very different from #96 div color(red)((12xx4))#

=#color(red)(8) xx 4" and "=96 div color(red)(48) #

=# 32" and " 2#

Note that without the brackets, there is a #div 12# and a #xx4#

Even done as #96 xx4 div 12# it #2#would give the same answer, #32#

However, the brackets show that the division is by both #12 and 4#