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Multiplication precedes Negation 
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Sep1913, 09:29 AM

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Hi,
I consider the minussign to be a unary operator, which is preceded by multiplication and division. Am I thinking right? 


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Sep1913, 09:38 AM

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It won't matter if you, with the unary operator of negation choose to regard 3*4 as (3)*4 or as (3*4). That is, the order of the unary operator and multiplication need not be formally agreed upon.



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I think it is safe to assume that a unary operator without parentheses is meant to bind more tightly than any operator near it. So unary negation you may assume applies to the term directly in front of it.



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Sep1913, 01:34 PM

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Multiplication precedes Negation
When he says precedence over the minus signs he's referring to doing the 3*4 calculation before the 5 +(3) calculation. As arildno says it doesn't matter whether you calculate (3)*4 or (3*4) as those are the same thing



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Sep1913, 02:05 PM

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The really fun thing about the negation, though, is how it can jump over a bundle of factors to find one to its liking, even take a step down to the denominator if it wants to, and then rush back again, or stay put. It doesn't matter.
(It should not push its luck down a continued fraction, though...) 


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Sep2113, 12:47 PM

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Thank you for your response. I'm thinking to stick with the precedence level above that of multiplication.
Instead of starting a new thread: I consider a value to be a computed or assigned number or quantity. What's the difference between number and quantity? What exactly are number, quantity and value? Thanks for help. 


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