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Do values attached to integers have implicit parentheses?

Given $5x/30x^2$ I was wondering which is the correct equivalent form. According to BEDMAS this expression is equivalent to $5*\cfrac{x}{30}*x^2$ but, intuitively, I believe that it could also look ...
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The equation: 18 ÷ 3 ( 5 - 4 + 1 ) = 3 or 12? (order of operation) [duplicate]

the question might be simple to solve but when entered in google search as: 18/3(5-4+1) you get 12! However, If it was done using the order of operation it is ...
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Evaluating $6^2\div 2(3)+4$: is the answer $10$ or $58$? [duplicate]

Evaluating $$6^2\div 2(3)+4$$ I understand how people are getting $10$ but I am getting $58$ because I am not distributing the $2$ to the $3$ inside the parentheses. Is that correct?
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6/2*(1+2) is 1 or 9? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is 48÷2(9+3)? Please, look at the picture? Which calculator shows true result and how to prove achieved result?
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Order of Operations: What is value of the $6/4*4\;$? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is 48÷2(9+3)? My friend asked me value of expression 16/4*4. So what is value of 16/4*4? Is ...
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Casio Calculators Give 2 Different Answers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is 48÷2(9+3)? Sorry if this has already been asked, my searches were fruitless... There's been a buzz lately about the different results given by two different ...
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What does this equal? $6\div 2(1+2)$ [duplicate]

How do you figure out what $$6\div 2(2+1)$$ is equal? I get $9$, but some people say $7$ or even $1$ and I don't know how they get that? What does it really equal?
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Do we divide first or multiply first if we don't have any other information [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is 48÷2(9+3)? 6/2*(1+2) is 1 or 9? order of operations division Apparently a very simple question but My question basically is, whether the answer of the ...
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Operator precedence [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is 48÷2(9+3)? Hi all I don't know if anyone has seen this question floating around Facebook, but me and a friend are a little conflicted. The question is: $6 \div ...
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A simple but ambiguous expression [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Implicit multiplication order of operation What is 48÷2(9+3)? i am so confused after knowing different answer of this ques 48/2(9+3) though google cal comes up with ...
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Why do folks get different answers for 48/2(9+3)? [duplicate]

I did 48/2(9+3) as I thought I had been taught and got the incorrect answer of 2. There's got to be a reason why so many are not only getting the wrong answer but consistently getting the same wrong ...
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Order of computation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is 48÷2(9+3)? In the field of real numbers, does the expression 10 / 2 * 5 make sense? Is it 25 or 1? Is it a bad question or the order of computation from left-to-...
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Implicit multiplication order of operation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is 48÷2(9+3)? $\begin{equation} 48 \div 2(9+3) = ? \end{equation}$ Is the answer to that 2 or 288? What is the order of operations for implicit multiplication?
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Precedence of concatenation: Is $5/7y$ equal to $(5/7)\times y$ or $5/(7\times y)$? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do values attached to integers have implicit parentheses? What is 48÷2(9+3)? What is “multiplication by juxtaposition”? What is the precedence of the ...
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What is a/b/c/d? That is: What is the correct order for multiple consecutive division operations? [duplicate]

Unlike with addition, subtraction and multiplication where the order of operations will lead to an unambiguous result when the rules of BIDMAS (or PEMDAS) are applied, this does not hold true for ...

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