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04-07-2011, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by jbeck5 View Post
But you're supposed to eliminate the bracket by multiplying it with what is directly beside it outside the bracket.

2(9+3)=24 not 2x12.
Opinion or do you have a source for that rule?

I'm not aware of any such law in mathematics; it's definitely not part of Order of Operations.

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