Order of Operations: Example 1

Rule 20:
Multiplication and division must be completed before addition and subtraction.

Example 1: Calculate tex2html_wrap_inline13 .

Answer: The answer is 18.

The problem contains division, addition, and subtraction. The division must be performed first. Use the numbers on either side of the division sign to calculate the result.

The problem tex2html_wrap_inline13 can be modified in a series of steps that are listed as follows:

tex2html_wrap_inline13 = tex2html_wrap_inline19

tex2html_wrap_inline19 = tex2html_wrap_inline23

tex2html_wrap_inline23 = tex2html_wrap_inline27

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