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explain it: which is a true statement , 5x4+1=25 or 3+7x2=17?

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the second one;
the first one- 5*4=20--20+1=21 not 25
the second one- 7*2= 14--14+3=17

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Depending upon where you put parentheses, which MUST be used for clarification, either can be correct.
5 x (4+1) = 25
3 + (7x2)=17

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I think it is neither because they both have different answers then the ones that are already there

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5x4+1=25

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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.

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