Posted by Ashley on Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 10:10am.
Hi! I am trying to solve an order of operation question
would you please check my answer...
36+9/3*5
I soved it to equal 51
9/3=3
3*5=15
36+15=51
Thanks for your help!!

math  PsyDAG, Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 10:23am
It looks fine as indicated by this site:
http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/vol7/order_operations.html
I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

math  Ashley, Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 10:40am
thank you!

math  drwls, Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 10:25am
Depending upon the order of operation, you can get several different answers. You need to use parentheses and brackets to specify the order of operation. In your case, you calculated
36 + [(9/3)*5]= 51
What you wrote could just have easily have been interpreted as
[(36+9)/3]*5 = 75
or
(36+9)/(3*5) = 3

math  Lisa, Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 11:50am
can you solve this proble for me 162 x 15/51

math  Lisa, Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 11:52am
can you solve this problem for me 165 x 15/51
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