Posted by Denise on .
Use multiplication, division, addition and subtraction and at least one set of parentheses to write an expression that simplifies to 7, 13, or 17. Do your work step by step and explain each step as you simplify the expression. Demonstrate the consequences of not using the proper order of operations by showing that other orders yield different answers. I want to see if any one can help me come up with a way to solve an expression for 17.

Math 
Steve,
2+3*(2+3) = 17
(2+3)*(2+3) = 25
2+3*2+3 = 11