Posted by **garrick** on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 11:24pm.

explain it: which is a true statement , 5x4+1=25 or 3+7x2=17?

explain your answer

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**Anonymous**, Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 1:34am
the second one;

the first one- 5*4=20--20+1=21 not 25

the second one- 7*2= 14--14+3=17

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**drwls**, Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 10:16am
Depending upon where you put parentheses, which MUST be used for clarification, either can be correct.

5 x (4+1) = 25

3 + (7x2)=17

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**lola**, Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 4:00pm
I think it is neither because they both have different answers then the ones that are already there

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**Melissa**, Monday, February 23, 2015 at 10:35pm
5x4+1=25

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**kyle**, Monday, May 18, 2015 at 11:19pm
Depending on where you place the parentheses either problem could be correct, but you must use the parentheses to clarify how the problem should be done.

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