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Order of Operations Example 3

(12 + 3 x 2)/(4^2 - 7)


In this problem, treat the numerator and denominator like they are in separate parentheses, and the fraction bar as a division sign. You could rewrite this problem as: (12 + 3 x 2) / (4^2 - 7) . Now simplify each set of parentheses using the correct order of operations.


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