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=20--20+1=21 not 25
the second one- 7*2= 14--14+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
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.