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Angus Eliott3,793 Points
Order of operations problem
am Doing a quiz on the order of operations and put in my best answer but it refuses it. have access to a computerized scientific calculator. How do I work it out?
Steven Parker215,243 Points
You just need to observe the language's operator precedence and associativity to be sure you are doing things on your calculator the way the computer would. Here is a documentation page with a chart showing precedence and order of evaluation.
For example, if the formula was "
3 + 4 * 5" the correct answer would be 23, not 35, since multiplication takes precedence over addition in the computer.