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

math  Anonymous, Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 1:34am
the second one;
the first one 5*4=2020+1=21 not 25
the second one 7*2= 1414+3=17

math  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

math  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

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

math  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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