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=20--20+1=21 not 25

the second one- 7*2= 14--14+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.

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- math - Please help me I'm stuck on this one: (5x4)-2=12+ I'll try (5x4) 20-2=12...
- math - Explain if this is a true statement 56<48<35. A.Is this statement ...
- math 156 - give the statement in each sequence of statements: a.1/0.5=2 2/0.5=4 ...
- Calculus theory - Determine if the statement is always true, sometimes true, or ...
- math - Is the following statement true or false? Explain your answer without ...
- math - Which of the following conclusions is true about the statement below? x^2...
- Math - Determine whether the statement is true, false, or sometimes true. ...
- math - Please explain how to do this problem: 5(9-3)+5x4-6=
- Math Quadratic Equations - 1. Which of the following conclusions is true about ...
- Algebra II - In an induction proof of the statement 4+7+10+...+(3n-1)=n(3n+5)/2 ...

More Related Questions