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 --

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

Pre-Algebra 7th - What does 20 divided by 4 minus 5 plus 12 equal? I'm trying to...

math - Here's my question: Determine if each system has one, two, or no ...

algebra - I worked the problem out, but could you check my work over and see if ...

Pre-Calculus - Find the twelfth term of the geometric sequence: 1/16, 1/8, 1/4...

math - 35 divided by [9 plus (9-7) minus 4] plus 10 times 3..can someone please ...

math - 35 divided by [9 plus (9-7) minus 4] plus 10 times 3..can someone please ...

AVID - this is about cornell note taking...i'm done taking notes but i'm having ...

Static Electricity. 11th Grade Pre-AP Physics - Hi everyone! I need some help ...

asking for a teacher's opinion - Do you think rounding borderline letter grades ...

social studies - I have to think about the needs of fur traders, Aboriginal ...