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December 27th, 2010, 04:29 PM  #1 
Member Joined: Sep 2010 Posts: 45 Thanks: 0  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: 
December 27th, 2010, 04:35 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,204 Thanks: 511 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: Simplify this equation (two different answers?)
Answer 2 is correct, following the standard order of operations.

December 27th, 2010, 04:41 PM  #3  
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