







Ordre des opérations 
20060515 

Chantal pose la question : 2324/4153+619= je sais pas comment calculer merci Claude Tardif lui répond. 





Opérations de base 
20030705 

AnneMarie pose la question : Je m'appelle AnneMarie et je suis enseignante de 5e année à l'école Domaine des copains de Balmoral au NouveauBrunswick. Récemment, j'ai participé à un concours intitulé: Budweiser King Pack Nascar Hat Promo. Afin de réclamer le prix, qui est une casquette, je devais répondre à une question réglementaire. Il s'agissait d'une phrase mathématique qui se présentait comme suit: 4 x 26  24 / 8 = qui se lit: 4 fois 26 moins 24 divisé par 8 Claude Tardif lui répond. 





Fractions 
20030510 

Jacques pose la question : Voici la question qu'il pose: 2 x (1/2+1/4) + 3 + 2 x (1/31/4). La reponse est 4 2/3. Pourriez m'expliquer etapes par etapes ce que je dois faire. Claude Tardif et Diane Hanson lui répond. 





What is 5 squared? 
20190910 

Pori pose la question : What is 5 squared? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20190706 

Carri pose la question : What is the answer (( 5 × 12) / 3 ) + 30  50 Penny Nom lui répond. 





20+30*0+1=? 
20161226 

Mr pose la question : 20+30*0+1=? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20150912 

Tanisha pose la question : I would just like to double check if something like 5x squared times 4x cubed equals 20x to the power of 5??
It's just that we were told you can only answer an equation like this if the base is the same...so does that mean the x part or the whole thing like 5x?
I'm sorry if that didn't make sense!
Thank you for your help!! Penny Nom lui répond. 





What is 20 and 3/5 of 10? 
20141126 

Jeannine pose la question : What is 20 and 3/5 of 10? Question is written exactly this way.
Is this 20 3/5 times 10 (103/5 times 10), or is it 20 and (3/5 times 10)? Penny Nom lui répond. 





50+913 multiplied by 2= 
20140625 

Adrian pose la question : 50+913 multiplied by 2= Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20140204 

Alex pose la question : Hi there,i got problem with order of operation.Can you please help to find a solution for this?
Thank u beforehand
63(7+2)+(2+4)/34. Penny Nom lui répond. 





A sequence of operations, in order 
20130920 

jen pose la question : multiply 46x23
add 342
divide by 70
subtract 5
I not sure what the answer is..i need to know the answer..thanks.. Penny Nom lui répond. 





A messy arithmetic expression 
20130224 

niiaryee pose la question : (((((5^2*4^3)1/5+9^3/3)+(25+(4*5)/15)^210)/10/2)3))))) Penny Nom lui répond. 





4*4+4*4+44*4=??? 
20130206 

Jacky pose la question : 4*4+4*4+44*4=??? Penny Nom lui répond. 





3x6)+(12divided by2)8= ? 
20121217 

christina pose la question : hi my question that's been bothering me is what's
(3x6)+(12divided by2)8= ????? Penny Nom lui répond. 





4+4x5+4= ? 
20121031 

Bob pose la question : 4+4x5+4= ? Harley Weston lui répond. 





5 + 5 + 5  5 + 5 + 5  5 + 5 x 0 = 
20120729 

Tom pose la question : 5 + 5 + 5  5 + 5 + 5  5 + 5 x 0 = Harley Weston lui répond. 





93(2+6)/62*5 
20120608 

Sammi pose la question : Hi there,
I am doing a practice test for my admittance into a college accounting program
and I am really confused by this equation.
The answer I got was way off what the test answer sheet says it should be.
The question is
93(2+6)/62*5
If you could explain how the answer beccomes 35 that would be greatly apprciated!!
Thank you! Robert Dawson lui répond. 





 16 x 6 / 2 
20110909 

Nadiyah pose la question : i dont understand how to answer this question ;
 16 x 6 / 2
i still dont understand it with bedmas
/ = divison
please help! Penny Nom lui répond. 





PEDMAS 
20110410 

Ross pose la question : 48 ÷ 2 (9+3)
Is the answer 2 or 288? Harley Weston lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20100207 

addie pose la question : (3+10) x 10  8 x 4 = Penny Nom lui répond. 





(24x3)+(7x8)(20/5)+(4x7) 
20091201 

Marilyn pose la question : (24x3)+(7x8)(20/5)+(4x7)
Thought I had the answer but the form says no. Could you solve it for me please. Penny Nom lui répond. 





4 squared and (4) squared 
20090929 

Andrea pose la question : Is 4 squared the same as (4) squared? I am thinking the first is 16 and the second is +16. I am trying to clarify for my students. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Evaluating x^2 + (yz  3)^2 
20090928 

Kathy pose la question : My daughter and I are having trouble solving this equation:
x²+ (yz – 3)²
if x=4,y=2 and z=0
We are having difficulty with the x² part of the equation. Thanks Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20090924 

aman pose la question : my question is regarding the fact
i have a formula which looks like this :
(ratio 1 + ratio 2 divided by 2)
so my question is do i add first then divide by 2 or do it all together Penny Nom lui répond. 





Augmented matrix: independent, dependent, or inconsistent? 
20090223 

Anna pose la question : Perform row operations on the augmented matrix as far as necessary to determine whether the system is independent, dependent, or inconsistent.
x + y + z = 11
x  y + 3z = 5
2x + 2y + 2z = 15 Harley Weston lui répond. 





Using the augmented matrix 
20081017 

Karlena pose la question : I am supposed to write the augmented matrix of the system and use the matrix method to solve the system. I must show my work algebraically
x+y+2z=30
2x+3y+2z=53
x+2y+3z=47 Harley Weston lui répond. 





An associative binary operation 
20080908 

Skye pose la question : Suppose that * is an associative binary operation on a set S. Show that the set H={a E S such that a*x=x*a for all x E S} is closed under *. (We think of H as consisting of all elements of S that commute with every element in S.)
Thanks! Harley Weston lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20080812 

Rebecca pose la question : I have 3 questions.
1) I don't really understand BEDMAS.Im going in to the 6th grade and im
kind of nervis about it.?
2)When you're doing BEDMAS what does the small 3 or 2 above the
other numerals mean?
3)How would you answer this:5+2 x 9  9 x 12= ?? Janice Cotcher lui répond. 





Why does 2^2 = 4 when 2 * 2 = 4? 
20080422 

blaine pose la question : Why does 2^2 = 4 when 2 * 2 = 4? Penny Nom lui répond. 





10  3 + 2 
20080221 

Amrit pose la question : what 103+2
is it 5 or 9 Penny Nom lui répond. 





Numbers and Operations 
20080202 

Charlotte pose la question : On the TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education) test, one of the categories
is number operation. I would like to know what consist of number operation. Penny Nom lui répond. 





An augmented matrix 
20071129 

Beth pose la question : I am having troubles fiinding this augnmented matrix. I know how to do it
but everytime i do it it get a different answer and its not the right answer.
Could you help me to make sure I do it right?
Here is the problem:
4x  3y = 5
2x +9y = 6 Harley Weston lui répond. 





(322 x 5) divided by 2 + 8 
20071128 

Kim pose la question : Solve
(322 x 5) divided by 2 + 8 Leeanne Boehm lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20071017 

Devon pose la question : What function precedes the other? ie; 18  4 x2 = Penny Nom lui répond. 





15 divided by 5a 
20071012 

Susan pose la question : Is "5a" considered an expression to be solved first, or do you simply go in PEMDAS order with the 15 divided by 5 in the following problem: Evaluate when a = 2 15 divided by 5a Penny Nom lui répond. 





Simplifying algebraic expressions 
20071009 

Sakeena pose la question : (2^2*3)^x+1/2^2x*3x Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Solving arithmetic problems in the right order (BEDMAS) 
20071005 

Kim pose la question : 3+4x2(10 divided by 5)= what? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Binary operations 
20070730 

jim pose la question : prove or disprove:
Every binary operation on a set consisting of a single element is both commutative and associative.
Penny Nom lui répond. 





Is 2^2 = 4 or 4? 
20070123 

Joan pose la question : Is 2 squared, when written without parentheses around the 2, 4 or could this correctly be solved by squaring 2 (2 x 2) for an answer of 4? Or, to correctly get an answer of 4, would the problem have to read (2) squared? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Answer to skill testing question 
20070118 

Mike pose la question : This question was on a ballot. Is the right answer 36 or 1? 5+21X6= Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Fill in the signs 
20061207 

Ujwala pose la question : 4$4$4$4=20 Fill in the signs in the place of dollor symbol. Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





(2324/4)525+214 
20061015 

Sherin pose la question : (2324/4)525+214 Penny Nom lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20060924 

Partick pose la question : if you have a question like this (4)(4)+(4)+4 how do you solve it step by step Penny Nom lui répond. 





what is 8+(2)(5)/4(1)4(2+3) 
20060908 

Jordan pose la question : what is 8+(2)(5)/4(1)4(2+3) Paul Betts lui répond. 





16X27+32÷426 
20060820 

Amanda pose la question : The question was 16X27+32÷426. Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20060629 

Jaden pose la question :
(1) A triangle has vertices at (3,3) (7,3) and (2,5). What is the area of the triangle?
Is there a way of doing this so that you dont have to graph it? If the x axis is horizontal can i say it is the base and the yaxis is horizontal meaning the height. Would I be able to do this...3 to 7>9 spaces, 3 to 5>7 spaces9(7)63/2=31.5
(2) A cube has a surface area of 54 square centimeters. What is the volume of the cube in cubic centimeters?
Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Order of Operations 
20060629 

Marcy pose la question : I have been having problems with this skill testing question. I know the rules of operation but I don't understand why they would put it in brackets. Can you help me. I have two answers but I would like to know which one is right. Im having a disagreement with a friend over this matter. Thank you so much
[ (20 + 82  6) ÷ 16 ] x 14 Steve La Rocque and Paul Betts lui répond. 





Ordre des opérations 
20060407 

Chantal pose la question : 1435/5x2364= j'aimerais savoir la reponse et que veux dire la barre / Claude Tardif lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20060321 

Andie pose la question : It's been a long time since I've used bedmas. I'm still confused as to what the answer to this question would be.
30  (2 x 9) + (15/3)= Penny Nom lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20060131 

Janielle pose la question : What Do All the Letters In BEDMAS Stand for? Penny lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20051124 

Judy pose la question : My name is Judy and I am a grade 6 teacher.
We have just started our lessons on the order of operations and my students have asked me why we have BEDMAS and what is the logic to it.
Is there a reason that that we do math in this particular order?
Who invented this rule or how was it decided on and when? Walter Whiteley lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20050901 

A student pose la question : I am a student and am wondering about the answer to this question.
56/2(31)
is the answer 7?
Harley Weston lui répond. 





Strategies for teaching operations with positive and negative decimal numbers 
20050202 

Erin pose la question : I am wondering if you can suggest any strategies for teaching operations with positive and negative decimal numbers that do not rely on rules that must be memorized? Diane Hanson lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20041110 

Andrew pose la question : I'm trying to solve this question, and I can't seem to remember the rules back from my high school days.
(40 x 8 ) / 2 + 55  15 =
Can you help me with the answer? Harley Weston lui répond. 





Bedmas 
20041109 

Fariha pose la question : i have a single line question and am not sure of the method
it would be appreciated if u could send me a method and a solution Q : 1 + 9 / 2 + 5 * 1000
would this be solved by BEDMAS? if not, why? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Bedmas 
20041030 

Gina pose la question : I am just curious whether Bedmas would be used in the following question as it is not in the typical Bedmas format.
Multiply 12 x 24
Add 26
Divide by 2
Subtract 7
Would we go about doing it in the sequence it is given or in Bedmas ? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20040904 

Leanne pose la question : 6 + 3  2 x 3 = Claude Tardif lui répond. 





Combined operations 
20040826 

Louise pose la question : Question 2 1/4 x 1/8 / 1 3/4 x 12 4/9 x 3 = Penny Nom lui répond. 





50/5x  y 
20040822 

Rick pose la question : Niece has a question that was marked wrong but we are unable to determine how the teacher calculated and arrived at the answer? The problem was as follows:
50 / 5x  y =
x=5
y=1 Harley Weston and Leeanne Boehm lui répond. 





(3x50)+20/5=? 
20040403 

A student pose la question : what is the answer to:
(3x50)+20/5=? Penny Nom lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20040320 

Brad pose la question : I am in grade 7. My teacher tells me brackets always first, well i know that but, 5 (4) x 2
Does the (4) count as a bracket or is it just telling you not to minus 4 from 5 but to multiply 5 x 4 ? Am i correct? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20040128 

John pose la question :
I am trying to find out any information concerning the development of the order of operations. for example, when (why/how) did it become the case that 2 + 3 x 5 =17, rather than 25.
any insight is appreciated. Thank you.
Penny Nom lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20040121 

Jessica and her mom pose la question :
my mom and I were wondering 2 things.
1. what is the reason for having bedmas.
2. 5+54+[6x3(6+13x2) 5+9]
Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20030907 

Brian pose la question :
It has to do with the 4 rules of operations, Parentheses first before operations outside/evaluate all exponential expressions/all multiplication and divisions/then all additions and subtractions. Who made these rules and when did they make them,,, I know its somewhat of an unorthadox question but I must know. I would really appreciate it. Penny Nom lui répond. 





43(m+1)=(38) 
20030625 

Jamie pose la question :
I have a problem, like most of your mailers, I do remember BEDMAS but maybe I'm missing the finer points! It's been a while, he goes 43(m+1)=(38) Penny Nom lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20030531 

Kristie pose la question : (3x50)+20/5=?
I know bedmas but i forget how to do it. Penny Nom lui répond. 





38 minus 10 plus 12 divided by 4 times 16 
20030423 

James pose la question : please help me work this math problem 38 minus 10 plus 12 divided by 4 times 16 Harley Weston lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20030216 

A student pose la question : How is the order of operation used in everyday life other than in a math class or at school? Also .... Can you give me a list of all the mathematician that are still living that uses the order of operation? Claude Tardif lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20030215 

Debbie pose la question : Question: 20(9+4)x7=? Possible answer 71 or 49? Penny Nom lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20030209 

Stefanie pose la question : I do remember the rules of BEDMAS, but for some reason this question puzzles me. 6 X 9  3 + 44 I started with the Multiplication 54  3 + 44 But then I got stuck, do I proceed with adding the 44 and subtracting the 3 or figure out what 3 + 44 is, but then how would that work with 54?
Penny Nom lui répond. 





Augmented matrix 
20021231 

Michelle pose la question : I am trying to augment a matrix so that i can find the values of the variables a, b, and c. For the life of me i can't find a solution to the matrix: 3 5 2 ' 22 2 3 1 ' 9 4 3 3 ' 1 I thank you for your help, Michelle Penny Nom lui répond. 





Number play 
20020924 

Julie pose la question : Organize these numbers and the operations so that each equation is correct. Use each coice only once per equation.
36 18 12 6  + ( ) /
_________________________ = 22
_________________________ = 41 Claude Tardif lui répond. 





3810+12divided by4multiplied by 16 
20020830 

Brenda pose la question : my math question is as follows: 3810+12divided by4multiplied by 16=? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20020718 

Danna pose la question : I would like to know how to solve this type of problem; I already have the answer. Problem: 2 [5 (4 + 6)  2] = 96 Also, what do you call this type of problem? Thanks a lot. Penny Nom lui répond. 





8/13*26/27 
20020501 

Arias pose la question : 8/13*26/27= Penny Nom lui répond. 





An augmented matrix 
20020420 

A student pose la question : Hi my math teacher asked us to solve an augmented matrix. I am in twelfth grade and need help. The book we are working on is college algebra. Here it is a+2b+c=0 2a+5b+4c=1 ab9c=5 Penny Nom lui répond. 





What is wrong with these probelms? 
20010209 

Cindy pose la question : Hi, I am a planning on becomming a teacher and i am asked to find out what is wrong with these probelms and how i would go about showing a student what is wrong with them!! Error in patterns: 13/35=1/5; 27/73=2/3; 16/64=1/4 4/5+2/3=6/8; 2/5+3/4=5/9; 7/8+1/3=8/11 2/3*3=6/9; 1/4*6=6/24; 4/5*2=8/10 Leeanne Boehm and Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20001126 

Margaret Pratt pose la question : My daughter has a math question and I am afraid I am of no help. Can you help? 2x5/2+15= She arrives at 8 as the answer and has been told this is incorrect. Any help you can give would be appreciated. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20000919 

Nicole pose la question : the problem is, 4x818 divided by 6= do you solve this by doing 4x8=32 then by dividing 18by 6= 3, then subtracting 3 from 32 = 29? If not what is the order of operation? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Eligibility in a contest 
20000314 

Ken Rabley pose la question : Hi, hoping you can help. Dispute among coworkers. Tell me, what is the correct answer to the following question: 1936 + (2406/4812) x (4756  3256) + 1250 Seems this is the question for eligibility in a contest...We have come up with various solutions, all which may be correct. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20000227 

Mildred Saulsbery pose la question : Find the value of the expression. 6(5+1)  9(1+1) _____________ 5(8  6) 2^{3} Harley Weston lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20000116 

Dorothy pose la question : I was wondering if you could tell me where I can get some info. on how to solve the following problem. I was given the answer but I don't know how it is solved. 4+2x(6x2)5=23 Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
19991025 

Garrett pose la question : 99*(57+76)*91085/9 Penny Nom lui répond. 





(5)^2, 5^2 and (5)^2 
19991013 

Jennifer Brown pose la question : What is the difference between the following problems: (5)^{2}, 5^{2} and (5)^{2} Our text book (Beginning Algebra, fourth edition, published by McGraw Hill, by Streeter, Huthison and Hoetzle) says the second and third problem are exactly the same. I don't see how that can be. Is there a mathematical rule that explains this? Penny Nom lui répond. 





8*(5a)=15 
19990922 

Shelby pose la question : 8*(5a)=15 i cannot get this question!! please help me!! Harley Weston lui répond. 





Linear programming and optimization 
19990409 

Shams pose la question : What is Linear programming and optimization? Jack LeSage and Penny Nom lui répond. 





Operations Research 
19981008 

Lisa Barrett pose la question : What is the history of operations research and the study of linear programming? Judi McDonald lui répond. 





Priority of operations 
19961104 

Wallace pose la question : What is the answer to this problem? Let x=2 and y=3. Evaluate 12x / 2y (if the old division sign is used). Chris Fisher lui répond. 

