Quote from: DAMOLAAA on April 13, 2011, 11:35:09 AMif you apply BODMAS 48 / 2(9+3)48 / 2(12) 24(12)288.(48 / 2) (9+3) = (24)(12) = 288

if you apply BODMAS

Quote from: DAMOLAAA on April 13, 2011, 11:54:22 AMu have to get rid of the Bracket before dividing 48 by 2there in lies the problem.the First Bracket is an Expression the Second Bracket is multiplication. So you need to divide before you multiply.the equation is badly written.I looked at it differently and did not use BODMAS just Logic(1's and 0's)logic is always reduce problem to a single based expression have a common denominator as it wereput brackets around the whole thing and add silent operators((48÷2)*(9+3))bracket cancel = (48÷2)*(9+3)24 x 12 = 288.Engineering mathematics I belive works like this.

u have to get rid of the Bracket before dividing 48 by 2