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2 + 3 X 4 =

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Well, what answer did you teach him/her?

the assignment was to be able to recognize where to put the parenthesis and how to get to the answer.

so it would be like 2+3x4= 20 then the kid would have to plug in where the parenthesis went. Didn't have to teach him much, smart kid, he understood it right away.

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the assignment was to be able to recognize where to put the parenthesis and how to get to the answer.

so it would be like 2+3x4= 20 then the kid would have to plug in where the parenthesis went. Didn't have to teach him much, smart kid, he understood it right away.

So you told him/her the correct answer was 20 by incorporating the implied parenthesis?

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You gotta follow the mneumonic! Were yall taught it? P.E.M.D.A.S

P = Please

E = Excise

M = My

D = Dear

A = Aunt

S = Sally

In other words,

P = Parenthesis

E = Exponents

M = Multiplication

D = Division

A = Addition

S = Subtraction

So the problem is: 2 + 3 X 4, cant be 20. You do multiplication first. 3 X 4 = 12. Then you add. 12 + 2 = 14.

Everyone here would agree with this.

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You gotta follow the mneumonic! Were yall taught it? P.E.M.D.A.S

P = Please

E = Excise

M = My

D = Dear

A = Aunt

S = Sally

In other words,

P = Parenthesis

E = Exponents

M = Multiplication

D = Division

A = Addition

S = Subtraction

So the problem is: 2 + 3 X 4, cant be 20. You do multiplication first. 3 X 4 = 12. Then you add. 12 + 2 = 14.

Everyone here would agree with this.

Implied parenthesis people!

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Implied parenthesis people!

The rule is you have to follow PEMDAS.

There is no parenthesis, so you have to go to the next step multiplication then Addition. Come on not rocket science!

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Implied parenthesis!

There isnt parenthesis. If you had a problem: 2 X 4 + 4 X 3 then you have to rewrite it as (2 x 4) + (4 x 3).

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Ok, so you seem to be going on about how you need to use implied parenthesis, would you please give a definite rule on when to use implied parentheses and when not? Moreover, what stops you from putting parentheses around (3 x 4)?

i tutor kids...

i was doing this with a 4th grader last week.

You mean your classmate?

Poor Aunt Sally...

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LOOOOL!

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Hey I've got a question. What is 1+1?

11

Ok, so you seem to be going on about how you need to use implied parenthesis, would you please give a definite rule on when to use implied parentheses and when not? Moreover, what stops you from putting parentheses around (3 x 4)?

I didn't say you need to, I was simply saying it's something to factor in. http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=implied+parenthesis

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I didn't say you need to, I was simply saying it's something to factor in. http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=implied+parenthesis

Brother you need to go back to grade school. 1+1 does not equal 11. Its a window. Rule of the playground. |+|

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