Because there are no grouping symbols around the denominator, your typing means this:a = c – d/2e
I agree with you. As presented, the answer is 10.… as far as I'm concerned the answer is 10. However that's not their take on it. Insisting the answer is 17.5. I understand that with the brackets that would change it but this is exactly how the equation was presented to me.
Use the following formula to calculate a, if c = 20, d = 10 and e = 2.
a = c – d/2e
Well I can sleep tonight.I agree with you. As presented, the answer is 10.
I parse the expression d/2e as d/2 · e because the Order of Operations tells us to do multiplication and division together in the order they occur, reading from left to right.