ORDER OF OPERATIONS: Problem 3
- Rule 22:
If parenthesis "nested" (are enclosed in other
parenthesis), work from the inside parenthesis out.
Problem 3: Calculate .
Answer: The answer is .
- This problem contains "nested" . Simplified the inner
most parenthesis first:
The problem is now simplified to
The simplified problem contains a "nested"
parenthesis. Simplify it next.
The simplified problem is simplified
further to .
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