Hmmm . . . .

Please look at your scratch paper:

Do you have parentheses around 'three plus five'?

Is the 'plus six' OUTSIDE the parentheses?

Remember to start with the grouping then start again at the left and check for:

Parentheses (or other groupings)  
Exponents (powers or roots)  
Multiplication or Division  
Addition or Subtraction  

If more than one operation exists on the same level, work from LEFT-TO-RIGHT

EXAMPLE:
24 - 6(2 + 1) + 8 =

24 - 6(3) + 8

24 - 18 + 8

6 + 8

14

Please copy and solve this problem carefully:

42 - 3(2 + 4) + 5 =

Click on your answer:
9 19 29 45 239 429
any other answer



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