Posted by Ashley on .
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,
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,
thank you!

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drwls,
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,
can you solve this proble for me 162 x 15/51

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Lisa,
can you solve this problem for me 165 x 15/51