#2**+1 **

Use PEDMAS(or BODMAS)

1 + 5 * 10

= 1 + 50 <--- evaluate multiplication first

= 51 <--- then evaluate addition.

MaxWong
Jul 25, 2017

#3**0 **

Left to right:

\((1 + 5)\times10 = 60\)

PEMDAS/BODMAS:

\(1+(5\times10)=51\)

The average between the two results:

\(\frac{60+51}{2}=55.5\)

PkmnQ
Jul 26, 2017

#5**+2 **

Be careful PkmnQ, there is only one correct way to do a math problem.

The correct order is parenthesees/brackets, exponents, multiplication and division, addition and subtraction. "Left-to-right" comes into play when you have division in the problem. When you reach the "multiplication and division" step, do it from left to right.

For example,

15/5 * 2 = 3 * 2 = 6

**NOT**

15/5 * 2 = 15/10 = 1.5 \(\leftarrow\) ERRR This is wrong!!!

Personally, I would rather just remember that only the thing immediately following the division sign goes in the denominator, instead of remembering "left to right." But maybe that is just me.

But... "left to right" is not an alternative to PEMDAS... it is a *part* of PEMDAS .

hectictar
Jul 27, 2017