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Extra resources for Beginning Algebra, 11th Edition

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To show that the multiplication should be performed before the addition, we use parentheses to group 2 # 3. 5 + 12 # 32 equals 5 + 6, or 11. 16 CHAPTER 1 The Real Number System If addition is to be performed first, the parentheses should group 5 + 2. 15 + 22 # 3 equals 7 # 3, or 21. Other grouping symbols are brackets 3 4, braces 5 6, and fraction bars. ) To work problems with more than one operation, we use the following order of operations. This order is used by most calculators and computers.

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