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!!

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**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.

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

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**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

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

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

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