Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2
He he Micky, you went to school a loooong time ago.
Ok, suppose we solve like this.
Now, as per BODMAS, the division operator takes precedence over the (implied) multiplication operator so:
Can I vote again?
It is not that division takes precedence, but when there is ambiguity (with operators of equal precedence) then the calculation is performed left to right:
48÷2(9+3) do the parens first
48÷2*12 equal precedence operators, go from left to right
Division has the same precedence as multiplication since, after all, A/B*C = A*(1/B)*C
The best way to write that expression so it is not misunderstood, is (48/2)*(9+3)