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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Simplify the following expression.

(2+1×2)−4×6

=(2+2)−4×6

=4−4×6

=4−24

=−20

My answer was 20 and it was wrong.

When i look at this i see, 2 plus 1 times 2 minus 4 times 6

The part im getting wrong is the minus, which in this case means a -4 instead of a 4.

I dont understand how you can you tell the difference ?

My only conclusion is that since this is a order of operations module, that this doesnt really exist outside of the module, that its just a example for learning ?

Or maybe since its saying to simplyify the expresion, that right there is telling me that im not going to add or subtract some how ?

Thanks for any advice in advance

(2+1×2)−4×6

=(2+2)−4×6

=4−4×6

=4−24

=−20

My answer was 20 and it was wrong.

When i look at this i see, 2 plus 1 times 2 minus 4 times 6

The part im getting wrong is the minus, which in this case means a -4 instead of a 4.

I dont understand how you can you tell the difference ?

My only conclusion is that since this is a order of operations module, that this doesnt really exist outside of the module, that its just a example for learning ?

Or maybe since its saying to simplyify the expresion, that right there is telling me that im not going to add or subtract some how ?

Thanks for any advice in advance