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Posted by **Fran** on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 3:58pm.

2*2+7*3+4*3+3+4+3*2=?

231 is incorrect ty for tryin Ruby still need answer please n e 1

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 4:07pmIt's impossible to solve this problem without the use of parentheses.

For instance, 2 times 2 plus 7?

(2 * 2) + 7 = 11

or

2 * (2 + 7) = 18

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**Fran**, Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 4:09pmit didnt show any parentheses

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**Rachel**, Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 4:11pm2•2=4, 7•3=21, 4•3=12, 3•2=6 ... 4+21=25, 25+12= 37, 37+3= 40, 40+4=44, 44+6= 50... I'm no math genius but I hope that I helped, the answer is 50.

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**Fran**, Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 4:18pmi tryed that answer and it wasnt right either im stumped ty though

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 4:26pmAsk your teacher to clarify this problem with parentheses.

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**MathMate**, Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 5:14pmThis looks to me a mathematical expression, and not a puzzle.

It should come straight from the calculator as 50.

2*2+7*3+4*3+3+4+3*2

=4+21+12+3+4+6

=50

Ruby took the "*" sign as an exponential operator. I took it as multiplication, and we need to respect the order of operations, namely multiplication and division before addition and subtraction.

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**Jason**, Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 8:43pmThe Answer you seek is "bridge" it is asking you to use the old style od texting on a standerd cell phone(no key board) 2 (2 times)= B Etc. Etc,