# Re: Yes ..

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Posted by Feeling Stupid on October 09, 2002 at 10:21:53:

In Reply to: Yes .. posted by Subhotosh Khan on October 09, 2002 at 09:51:16:

: : a problem like the following:

: : -43+(-5)/(-12)
: : --------------
: : 56/(-8)-(-3)

: : Is always reffering to devision, correct??

: : The bottom problem once evaluated, divided by the top???
: ****************************
: I think you are missing a pair of parentheses around {-43+(-5)}. If not -- answer will be different

: The expression is generally written as (in text format)

: [{-43+(-5)}/(-12)]/[56/(-8)-(-3)]

: =[{-48-5}/(-12)]/[-7-(-3)]

: =[{-48}/(-12)]/[-7+3]

: =[4]/[-4]

: = -1

: Watch those parentheses......

well no, as how I have written the problem there is the correct way. At least according to my text book :).

The answer for that particular one is:

-43+(-5)/(-12) = -42.58333333
56/(-8)-(-3) = -4

-42.58333333 / -4 = 10.64583333

RND off to 4 S.F. = 10.65

Thanks for the help.....

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