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Tried using BODMAS but not sure about the brackets bit.

calculate 8- 6(4+3)2
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Well if you used BODMAS, you should know that everything in the brackets is evaluated first.
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ok so:

8- 6(4+3)2

8 - 6 (7) 2

Where do i go from there
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Well, you basically have

8 - 12(7)?

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the answer is -17. ?? Just don't know how to work it out
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(Original post by qualitybacon)
the answer is -17. ?? Just don't know how to work it out
Um. With those figures it's not, it's -76..


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the answer is -17. ?? Just don't know how to work it out
Did you mistype in the question?
8- 6(4+3)2
so 8 - 6(7)2
so 8- (6x7x2) (brackets added by me for clarity)
so -76

unless I made a mistake somewhere, but I don't see one.
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