Subtraction is not completed before multiplication (even when you see it first moving from left-to-right) unless it is inside a grouping.

This problem was tricky because you may not have recognized that there was multiplication.

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Please copy this problem on your paper. If you don't spot the multiplication in this problem please ask for assistance. (HINT:   The multiplication is indicated without using any multiplication sign!)

42 - 3(2 + 4) + 5 =

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9 19 29 45 239 429
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