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1. This question is confusing me, anyone work out the answer for me? I get it to 320 but some people say 20 etc...

4 x 4 + 4 x 4 + 4 - 4 x 4 =?

no brackets, just exactally how you see it.
2. (Original post by Stevo112)
This question is confusing me, anyone work out the answer for me? I get it to 320 but some people say 20 etc...

4 x 4 + 4 x 4 + 4 - 4 x 4 =?

no brackets, just exactally how you see it.
BODMAS means multiplication comes before both addition and subtraction.

So you have to consider the parts where two numbers are being multiplied together, and then addition followed by subtraction
3. (Original post by Indeterminate)
BODMAS means multiplication comes before both addition and subtraction.

So you have to consider the parts where two numbers are being multiplied together, and then addition followed by subtraction
so we turn it into;

16 + 16 + 4 - 16 = 20?
4. (Original post by Stevo112)
This question is
confusing me, anyone work out the answer for
me? I get it to 320 but some people say 20 etc...
4 x 4 + 4 x 4 + 4 - 4 x 4 =?
no brackets, just exactally how you see it.
Brackets, Indicies, Division, Multiplication, Addition and then Subtraction.

(4 x 4)+(4 x 4) + 4 - (4 x 4) = 36 - 16 = 20
5. (Original post by Stevo112)
so we turn it into;

16 + 16 + 4 - 16 = 20?
Correct
6. (Original post by Stevo112)
so we turn it into;

16 + 16 + 4 - 16 = 20?
That's right
7. everyone wants a piece of my Bodmas questions

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