# What's the answer to this skill testing question? [closed]

25+80-5/2*4

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## closed as too localized by Asaf Karagila, t.b., Ｊ. Ｍ., Akhil MathewApr 12 '11 at 12:36

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In addition of being way too localized it is also not well defined. $(5/2)\times 4$ or $5\times (2/4)$? –  Asaf Karagila Apr 12 '11 at 8:37
I don't understand. In your profile you claim to be a "programmer", but then why would you be asking this? –  Adrián Barquero Apr 12 '11 at 8:39
@Adrián he claims to be a newbie programmer, so it's understandable. –  Danny King Apr 12 '11 at 8:44
You're kidding, right? You can type this to Google or even the simplest pocket calculator and it would give you an answer in no-time. Or are you testing the system? –  JMCF125 Jun 13 '13 at 14:59

The order in which you do the calculations can be remembered using "BODMAS"

Always do arithmetic in the following order:

• Evaluate any brakets
• Do indicies (powers)
• Do division and multiplication

It's explained well here:

http://www.mathsisfun.com/operation-order-bodmas.html

$25+80-5/2*4=25 + 80 - ((5 / 2) * 4) = 95$