Posted by **shruthi** on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 10:41am.

If * stands for -, /stands for +, +stands for *, then which of the following is TRUE?

A) 32/14*6+40-8=44.8

B) 14*8/6+40-8=16.8

c) 32*6/14+32-8=9.9

D) 32/6*14+32-8=18.9

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**Steve**, Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 12:05pm
this is a stupid problem. Why confuse the issue by scrambling the operators? Now, if we were assigning the operators to some new method, such as

let / stand for "square first operand and add the second"

so that 3/4 = 9+4 = 13

then there might be a point to it. Just mixing up the symbols achieves no purpose.

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**Reiny**, Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 12:22pm
I totally agree with Steve and thought the same when I posted this reply in 2011

http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1313932601

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