## Discussion

3 − (2^{3} − 2[3 − 16 ÷ 2]) =

(A) | -15 |

(B) | ... |

(C) | ... |

(D) | ... |

(E) | ... |

(F) | ... |

The solution is

Posted: 08/03/2012 17:52

I got +5 for this. What did I do wrong?

Posted: 08/03/2012 18:28

Well M. Haque, what did you do? Share first before we can tell you.

Posted: 12/04/2012 15:50

The answer is (A).

Please explain what is supposed to be done when the [] re in an equation thank you

Andres Tirado, square brackets are just another way of representing parentheses. That means in an equation, you perform the operations within the inner parentheses first, then you go out to the other brackets or parentheses.

Posted: 01/21/2014 11:02

I got +5 what did I do wrong

Alex Chin, thank you for posting your steps. It looks like there is a mistake you made. Inside the brackets:

8 - 2 (-5)

= 8 - (-10)

= 8 + 10

= 18.

Sorry, I posted the incorrect response earlier.

8 - 2 (-5)

= 8 - (-10)

= 8 + 10

= 18.

Sorry, I posted the incorrect response earlier.