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5+4x12-1=75

 

where do the parenthesis go?

 Apr 10, 2019
edited by Guest  Apr 10, 2019
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I myself would rearrange the problem.

 

But I also think that the parenthesis go like this

(4x+12)

 Apr 10, 2019
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Apparently its a 5th grade aptitude test problem. You can rearange any number except the 75 and put parenthesis wherever.

Guest Apr 10, 2019
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Asuming that the x is multiplying not a variable it would be 5+(4x12)-1 or 4+(4x12)

 Apr 10, 2019
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Can you break it down on how to get to 75 though?

Guest Apr 10, 2019
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its pemdas.  Do the parenthrses first then work left to right.   Wait Is the x a variable or a multiplication sign. 

CaptainKebab  Apr 10, 2019
edited by CaptainKebab  Apr 10, 2019
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Im too confused just forget my answers.  Sorry

 Apr 10, 2019
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(12+4-1) x 5 =75

 Apr 10, 2019
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Thank you everyone for your help! Looks like we got it figured out and no, the x was not a variable. The rules were you could move around numbers and symbols but not the answer (75).

Guest Apr 10, 2019
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You already doing this in fifth grade. I didn't start those problems until 7th grade and I am in 9th grade now and still learning those problems.

 Apr 10, 2019
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I learned pre calc math in 8th grade.  It was only one unit though so idk if it really counts. 

CaptainKebab  Apr 10, 2019

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