Posted by **Laura** on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 10:06pm.

This is a question my teacher gave me and there are no parenthesis or whatever you might think it needs. It's 20 divided by 4 minus 5 plus 12. I think the answer is -12, but I'm not sure. PLEASE HELP!!!

- Pre-algebra 7th NEED HELP -
**DrBob222**, Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 10:14pm
If it's

(20/4) - 5 + 12, that is

5 - 5 + 12 = +12.

- Pre-algebra 7th NEED HELP -
**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 10:18pm
It's not solvable as its stated.

20/4 = 5

5-5 = 0

0 + 12 = 12

OR

20/(4-5) = -20

-20 + 12 = -8

OR

You get the idea --

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