Posted by **Deb** on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 1:03pm.

Perform the indicated operation

17-19 ÷ (5)(5) -30

- Math 115 25 -
**drwls**, Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 1:06pm
Show parentheses

- Math 115 25 -
**Deb**, Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 1:38pm
what do u mean

this is what i come up with:

-2 ÷ -5 = .4

- Math 115 25 -
**drwls**, Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 2:43pm
It could also be

(-2/25) -30 = - 32 2/5

or

17 - (19/25) -30 = -13 19/25

or a lot of other answers.

What you calculated was

(17-19)÷ [(5)(5) -30]= -0.4

If you don't understand the importance of when and how to use parentheses, you are going to have a lot of difficulty with algebra

- Math 115 25 -
**Deb**, Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 4:28pm
the way the problem was originally written is the way it is presented to me.

The only parentheses are the ones in the denominator around the 5's

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- Math 115 - How do perform the indicated operation.15/13-13/15
- Math 115 15 - Perform the indicated operation. 10-15 ÷ (3)(6) -12
- Math - I need help with a few problems. Please help. Perform the indicated ...
- math 115 - 1. perform the indicated addition. 2,580+675+36= 3,291 is this ...
- Math 115 - Perform the indicated operation. 11-6 /7-7 what the answer my answer ...
- Math - Perform the indicated operation-6(a-7)
- math - how do i perform the indicated operation 3 4/5 + 2 2/8 = ?
- math - how do i Perform the indicated operation. 10 3/7+ 19 5/9
- math - Perform the indicated operation. 15/13* 13/15
- college algebra - 1. divide and simplify x^2+x-56/x^1-1 / x-7/2x+2 2. find the ...