# 50 + 50 – 25 x 0 + 2 + 2 = ??? My Math is a wee bit rusty: is 104 or 4 the correct answer?

50 + 50 – 25 x 0 + 2 + 2 = ??? My Math is a wee bit rusty: is 104 or 4 the correct answer? Does BODMAS apply if there are no brackets?

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50+50-25*0+2+2=104 ans

Multiplication/division takes precedence over addition subtraction.

So the two ‘bits’ that are multiplied together are done first  ; 25 x 0 = 0

Then the terms are added.

50 + 50 – 0 + 2 + 2 = 104  is the answer.

You will find calculators are programmed this way too!!!!

as they say in 7th grade…think of this as a sum of terms….50 , 50 , – 25 x 0 , 2 , 2…add the terms…50 , 50 , 0 , 2 , 2….forget about “BODMAS”

Order of Operations always apply.  That’s the “B” in your BODMAS (I hate that term).

Since there are no brackets you just go down to the multiplication first, so your 25* 0 is 0.

That leaves the addition of 50, 50, 0, 2, and 2, which is 104.

50 + 50 – 25 x 0 + 2 + 2

50 + 50 – 0 + 2 + 2

104