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**no_brainneedhelp****Guest**

how do you know where to put brackets to make these problems true.

1a) 5-1²×4-2=62

b) 5-1²×4-2=-1

thanks.

**Prakash Panneer****Member**- Registered: 2006-06-01
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First we have to do the powers.

So the answer would be

a) 5 - 1 x 4 - 2 = 62

Then we have to do the multiplication.

that is, 5-4-2 = 62.

Then we have to simplify as usual.

similaly the second.

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**pi man****Member**- Registered: 2006-07-06
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The first one should be:

The second is

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