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How do I attempt this math question paper?

The questions are on bidmas however I have no clue how to answer it. Tips and advice needed. This is one of the questions on the paper, work out the correct answer to 8-2x3. Thanks in advance. The questions perplexes me still. I have stared at the entire exam paper for thirty minutes and struggled to write down anything. I am totally stuck on the first question on the question paper. My innumerate brain cannot cope.

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https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/resourc...operations.pdf
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How do I attempt this math question paper?

The questions are on bidmas however I have no clue how to answer it. Tips and advice needed. This is one of the questions on the paper, work out the correct answer to 8-2x3. Thanks in advance. The questions perplexes me still. I have stared at the entire exam paper for thirty minutes and struggled to write down anything. I am totally stuck on the first question on the question paper. My innumerate brain cannot cope.

Link is below for your reference.

https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/resourc...operations.pdf
We can't do these questions for you.

Do you understand what BIDMAS means?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guide...cdm/revision/1
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How do I attempt this math question paper?

The questions are on bidmas however I have no clue how to answer it. Tips and advice needed. This is one of the questions on the paper, work out the correct answer to 8-2x3. Thanks in advance. The questions perplexes me still. I have stared at the entire exam paper for thirty minutes and struggled to write down anything. I am totally stuck on the first question on the question paper. My innumerate brain cannot cope.

Link is below for your reference.

https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/resourc...operations.pdf
BIDMAS stands for

Brackets
Indices
Division
Multiplication
Addition
Subtraction

When calculating something, you need to do the operations in that order. So if something is in brackets, you solve what’s in the brackets first. If you have x + y - p, you would add x and y first and then take p from the sum of x and y.
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So bidmas stands for

Brackets
Indices
Division
Multiplication
Addition
Subtraction.

Go down the list and check against the calculation. If it doesn’t contain the operation then move on to the next, if it does contain it then complete it, then move on to the next.

So for the example you give

8-2x3

Does it contain brackets? No
Does it contain Indices? no
Does it contain division? No
Can you please edit your post to remove the answers? It is against forum rules to post full solutions. Thanks
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We can't do these questions for you.

Do you understand what BIDMAS means?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guide...cdm/revision/1
Yes. Thanks
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BIDMAS stands for

Brackets
Indices
Division
Multiplication
Addition
Subtraction

When calculating something, you need to do the operations in that order. So if something is in brackets, you solve what’s in the brackets first. If you have x + y - p, you would add x and y first and then take p from the sum of x and y.
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Thanks
Have you managed to work it out now, or would you like a different example to practise on?
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Can you please edit your post to remove the answers? It is against forum rules to post full solutions. Thanks
Apologies
I somehow thought they were giving an example and not the actual question they were stuck on.
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Apologies
No problem!

It's fine to lay out an approach to the problem for someone who's struggling, but you should have left them to work out the numbers to confirm they could follow your logic
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Apologies
I somehow thought they were giving an example and not the actual question they were stuck on.
I have solved it thanks
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Have you managed to work it out now, or would you like a different example to practise on?
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It was not easy but I did it!
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Also how do I go from a 1 to a 2?
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Also how do I go from a 1 to a 2?
These resources are good: https://www.missbsresources.com/teac...mathspassports
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