I dont want ot keep plugging in all the possbilities. Is there a quicker way to do this?

Guest Feb 1, 2019

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Acoording to the Order of Operations...what we really have is this

(something) - (something x something) + (something)

It's obvious that we want to subtract the smallest possible value of (something x something) from the largest possible value of the first "something"

The largest possible value of the first something is 6/3 = 2

The smallest possible value of the middle multiplication is 4/5 * 2/3 = 8/15

Which leaves 2/2 as the final added "something" = 1

So we have

6/3 - (8/15) + 1

2 + 1 - 8/15

3 - 8/15

37 /15

CPhill Feb 1, 2019