[tex] (3p^2 q)^3 \div 9 p q^2 [/tex](adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The above is a simple algebra expression. The question concerns the correct interpretation of the divisor in the above example. Strictly speaking I would have thought that only “9” is the divisor here and if you wanted the whole “9pq^2” as the divisor then you should put it in parentheses. But it appears many people interpret the whole “9pq^2” as the divisor even without parentheses.

Strictly speaking, which is correct.

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# Correct Interpretation of Simple Expression ?

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