I knew I studied math for a reason, finnaly I can use my math skills:

48÷2(9+3) = ? you do mean that there is a "multiply sign" between the 2 and the ( ?

If so the answer is: 24 . 12 or 288.

And the rules are: Brackets first and dividing/multiplying are on the same "level" , meaning this case you go from right to left, so first dividing and then multiplying.

As some others allready mention.

To give you all the rules:

levels are : 1. Brackets, 2. Exponentiation, 3. dividing/multiplying, 4. + and -

And those are the levels.. so brackets comes first then... and when two on the same level: work from left to right (first comes, first served

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**Edited by pito, 29 April 2011 - 02:48 AM.**

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