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32/(4 + 6 × 2) = (A) 8/5 (B) 16/5 (C) 2 (D) 20 (E) 28

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32/(4 + 6 × 2) = (A) 8/5 (B) 16/5 (C) 2 (D) 20 (E) 28 [#permalink] New post 19 May 2018, 12:26
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\(\frac{32}{4 + 6 × 2}=\)


(A) 8/5
(B) 16/5
(C) 2
(D) 20
(E) 28
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Re: 32/(4 + 6 × 2) = (A) 8/5 (B) 16/5 (C) 2 (D) 20 (E) 28 [#permalink] New post 13 May 2019, 04:54
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sandy wrote:
\(\frac{32}{4 + 6 × 2}=\)


(A) 8/5
(B) 16/5
(C) 2
(D) 20
(E) 28


This is all about the order of operations

PEMDAS (aka BEDMAS) tells We must evaluate the stuff in the brackets first: \(4 + 6 × 2\)
We must also complete all multiplication before addition.
So, \(4 + 6 × 2 = 4 + 12 = 16\)

So, \(\frac{32}{4 + 6 × 2}=\frac{32}{16}=2\)

Answer: C

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