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December 27th, 2010, 05:29 PM   #1
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Simplify this equation (two different answers?)

I posted this question in another forum. And I am getting two different answers from people. There cannot be two answers. So which answer is right? I am posting the equation/question exactly as it is printed in the book:

Simplify this expression:



Which working out and answer below is right...

Answer 1:







OR is it answer 2:





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Re: Simplify this equation (two different answers?)

Answer 2 is correct, following the standard order of operations.
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Answer 2 is correct, following the standard order of operations.
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