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omitted the parentheses in 4*8+4/2-8-3*3-3=0

Postby rajendrarama on Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:13 pm

In writing the following, Hariett accidentally omitted the parentheses. where should they be placed to make the equation true? you can add as many brackets as needed. justify your choice.
4*8+4/2-8-3*3-3=0
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Re: omitted the parentheses in 4*8+4/2-8-3*3-3=0

Postby maggiemagnet on Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:07 pm

rajendrarama wrote:In writing the following, Hariett accidentally omitted the parentheses. where should they be placed to make the equation true? you can add as many brackets as needed. justify your choice.
4*8+4/2-8-3*3-3=0

I don't think there's any formula for this. You just have to try different groupings and see what works.
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Re: omitted the parentheses in 4*8+4/2-8-3*3-3=0  TOPIC_SOLVED

Postby jrobbins on Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:45 pm

does this count? :thumb:

I'd bet their are multiple solutions.
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