math
posted by garrick on .
explain it: which is a true statement , 5x4+1=25 or 3+7x2=17?
explain your answer

the second one;
the first one 5*4=2020+1=21 not 25
the second one 7*2= 1414+3=17 
Depending upon where you put parentheses, which MUST be used for clarification, either can be correct.
5 x (4+1) = 25
3 + (7x2)=17 
I think it is neither because they both have different answers then the ones that are already there

5x4+1=25

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.