Quote: Originally Posted by

**Bill2**
He he Micky, you went to school a loooong time ago.

Ok, suppose we solve like this.

48÷2(9+3)

= 48÷2(12)

Now, as per BODMAS, the division operator takes precedence over the (implied) multiplication operator so:

=24(12)

=288.

Can I vote again?

parenthesis is used to divide pertaining to an operation to be done in this case 48÷2(9+3), 2(9+3) note that parenthesis is used in

(9+3

) means do this first (9+3)=12, next 2

(12) still parenthesis has not been removed so 2(12)=24, final operation is 48÷24=2

another method for 48÷2(9+3) is to distribute 2 inside (9+3), (18+6)=24, then 48÷24=2 (

Distributive Law)