Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.3 - Exponents, Order of Operations, and Variable Expressions - Exercise Set: 97

Answer

No, because in the order of operations, multiplication comes first. Parentheses are to tell you to solve that part first. If multiplication is already is first, the parentheses aren't necessary.

Work Step by Step

Are parentheses necessary in the expression 2 + (13 $\times$ 52)? Explain your answer.
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