Numeracy Basics | Order of Operations

Activity Six: Practice Question 3

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Determine the following, ensuring you make use of BIMDAS as required:

a. (7 – 11) x 5  
b. 8(4 – 6 + 8)  
c. 7(-4 – 6)  
d. 6(-12 + 4)  
e. (3 x 4 + 6) ÷ (-3 + 2 x 3)  
f. (6 – 8) x 3 – 5 x 2  


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