Please check your scratch paper: Do you have parentheses around the 'three plus five' like this:

36 - 2(3 + 5)

If so, remember that (3 + 5) is a grouping and you'd complete it first.

If you do not have parentheses, you've found the error.

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Relax for a moment, then copy and solve the following problem. Remember to include the parentheses, and do the grouping first.

42 - 3(2 + 4) + 5 =

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



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