# Equation problem

Hello everyone,

I still read the posts on here but have not really had the time to post between school and work. Glad to see the site is still as busy as ever.

Anyway, I am having this equation problem with integers and have no clue as to how to begin solving it. I know there are enough geniuses on here that they could at least point me in the right direction of what I need to do, to begin. I also have to explain what would happen if I tried to work it out in the wrong order.

The equation is :

-7-64 divided by 8x2 to the third power +4 =

I don't even know how to begin this and my instructor is of no help to me whatsoever.

I have two days to explain all of it. One particular student told me the answer was -67, but of course could not tell me how she arrived at that, due to the fact that it would be cheating. If someone could just explain to me how to proceed with this problem, help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

#1BEDMAS for the order

Brackets

Exponents

Division

Multiplication

Addition

Subtraction

#2I cut and pasted what you said in to google.

Google calculator did the rest

(-7) - ((64 divided by8) x (2 to the third)) + 4 = -67(-7) - ((64 /8) * (2^3)) + 4 = -67-7-64/8*2^3+4 =

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#3Thanks guys, I was beating my head into the wall over this one. I have not taken math in over seventeen years.

“It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”

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#4digitalbeachbum wrote:Do you just cut and paste the equation into the computer ? Cause when I tried that, it did not work. And how do you access google calculator ? I would be curious to know this for future reference. Thanks again for your help, but could you tell me how to do that ?

“It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”

― Giordano Bruno

#5harleysportster wrote:I cut and pasted this in to google search

-7-64 divided by 8x2 to the third power +4 =

Google calculated works from the normal search box. You can type in almost anything like:

Seven times forty equals

how man cups are in ten liters?

speed of light divided by 3.14

Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure.

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#6http://www.wolframalpha.com/

#7Thanks for all the tips and the help everyone.