But, of course, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades....

If you take a look at your scrap paper, the next-to-last line should have shown subtraction and then addition; your answer indicates that you didn't work from LEFT-TO-RIGHT. Remember, do these operations starting from the left-hand side; complete them in the order that they appear.


Please copy and solve this problem on your paper:

36 - 2(3 + 5) + 6 =

Click on your answer:
8 14 26 41 278 476
any other answer

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