What's the answer and how do you solve it
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What's the answer and how do you solve it
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1. User Answers mckennasage
5 + [2  (4 * (3) + 6)] / 2
First off, we must remember PEMDAS or
"Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication and Division, and Addition and Subtraction"
So we start with parentheses first.
But for the problem (4 * (3) + 6) , there is two answers depending on which way you solve it! So what do you do? Remember in math, it is always left to right.
so (4 * (3) + 6) = (12 + 6) = 6.
Now the equation looks like this: 5 + [2  (6)] / 2
2  (6) = 8
Now the equation looks like this: 5 + (8) / 2
Going left to right we can finally solve.
5 + 8 = 3
3/2 = 1.5
Answer is 1.5!