Mathematical Mishaps Set 1

How good are you at avoiding common Mathematical Mishaps? Try these three problems to find out. Once you solve them, check your answers.

1. What is 6 + 4 x 5?
Answer? ________

2. What is 6 x 2 - 4 / 2?
Answer? _________

3. What is 4 + (20 - 8) / 4?
Answer? ________

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How many Mathematical Mishaps did you get right?

Three... Excellent. You are a mathematics master.
Two... Good. You had a single misstep.
One... Oops. You tripped.
None... Ouch. You fell.

These Mathematical Mishaps tested your knowledge of the Order of Operations.

If you had a misstep, tripped, or fell, read on and learn how to use the Order of Operations. If you don't understand the Order of Operations, you'll have trouble with everything from Pre-Algebra to Calculus.

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