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

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

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

maggiemagnet
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### Re: omitted the parentheses in 4*8+4/2-8-3*3-3=0

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.

jrobbins
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### Re: omitted the parentheses in 4*8+4/2-8-3*3-3=0

does this count?
$(4\times8+4\div2-8-3)(3-3)$
I'd bet their are multiple solutions.