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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 8 months ago

numerical expression in a statement?

1/8 + 3x

is it the sum of 1 over 8 and three times a number? I put that...crossing fingers I got it right.

or one eight of three times a variable x or eight over one added to three times a number

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  • David
    Lv 7
    8 months ago
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    You got it right 1st time as 1/8 + (3 times x)

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  • Como
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    :-

    As given , must be read as :-

    (1/8) + (3x)

    Would usually be shown as :-

    1/8 + 3x

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  • Alan
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    This question is only caused by tried to write an equation without 

    vertical formating.  If you look at the image, if written properly there is 

    no ambiguity.  So it is question that should not ever needed to be asked. 

    1/8  + 3x       

    No one should type a problem this way, since with more parenthesis, there would

    be no question of the meaning. 

    if you use pendmas,  it means  (1/8) + 3x  

    , but it could be any of a number of things. 

    if it was written differently there would be no question of what is meant

    (1/8) + 3x   has one meaning 

    1/ (8+ 3x) has one meaning 

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  • Ray S
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    1/8 + 3x   is the sum of 1 over 8 and three times a number ... True

        or

    1/8 + 3x   is the sum of one eighth and three times a number ... True

        or

    (1/8) + 3x   is the sum of one eighth and three times a number ... True

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