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

Aug 10, 2016

$= 2$

#### Explanation:

$96 \div \left(12 \times 4\right)$
$= 96 \div 48$
$= \frac{96}{48}$
$= 2$

Aug 11, 2016

$2$

#### Explanation:

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

$96 \div 12 \times 4$ is very different from $96 \div \left(12 \times 4\right)$

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

$\textcolor{red}{96 \div 12} \times 4$ is very different from $96 \div \textcolor{red}{\left(12 \times 4\right)}$

=$\textcolor{red}{8} \times 4 \text{ and } = 96 \div \textcolor{red}{48}$

=$32 \text{ and } 2$

Note that without the brackets, there is a $\div 12$ and a $\times 4$

Even done as $96 \times 4 \div 12$ it $2$would give the same answer, $32$

However, the brackets show that the division is by both $12 \mathmr{and} 4$