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3 − (23 − 2[3 − 16 ÷ 2]) =

 (A) -15 (B) ... (C) ... (D) ... (E) ... (F) ...
*This question is included in Nova Math - Diagnostic: Test / Review, question #4

The solution is

Posted: 08/03/2012 17:52
I got +5 for this. What did I do wrong?
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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
Posted: 05/30/2013 17:25
Please explain what is supposed to be done when the [] re in an equation thank you
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Posted: 06/06/2013 22:40
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
Posted: 01/31/2014 14:25
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.

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