ORDER OF OPERATIONS: Problem 2
- Rule 22:
If parenthesis "nested (are enclosed in other
parenthesis), work from the inside parenthesis out.
Problem 2: Calculate .
Answer: The answer is 9.
- This problem contains "nested" and 'side-by-side"
parenthesis. Simplified the inner most parenthesis first: -side"
parenthesis. Simplified the inner most parenthesis first:
The problem is now simplified to
The simplified problem contains two "side-by-side" parenthesis. You can simplify these
on the same level: and
The simplified problem is simplified further when these numbers are substituted for the original "side-by-side" parenthesis: = which in turn can be simplified to .
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