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## What Are Combined Operations?

What are combined operations? They are those in which various arithmetic operations appear: adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

How do you solve them? To solve combined operations correctly you have to follow the following steps:

STEP 1: Do the operations that are inside of the parentheses. In our example, we have inside of the parentheses a summing operation that we should solve first: STEP 2: Do any multiplication and division that appears. Continuing with our example of combined operations, now we have to do the multiplication: STEP 3. Do any addition and subtraction that appears.

All that we have left is a subtraction to solve the operation. And the result is 38. We are going to look at another example of how to solve combined operations:

#### 21 / 3 + 2 x 5

In this case, we do not have parentheses, so we are going to step 2 for combined operations: do the multiplication and division. We have one multiplication and one division:

##### 2 x 5 = 10

Now we only have a sum left:

#### 21 / 3 + 2 x 5

##### 17

And the result of the operation is 17.

Next, I’m going to propose a challenge to you. Are you capable of solving this combined operation?

5 + (10 – 2 x 3) / 2

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• #### DicksonMar 14 2017, 9:47 PM

Fantastic tutor

• #### FarizJan 28 2020, 5:36 AM

I try this multiple times. Is the answer 9? if I’m wrong, I’m stupid