This is wrong.

** "x" and "/" are of equal priority. "+" and "-" are of equal priority. The "x" and "/" are of greater priority than the "+" and "-".** Maybe when you're in college you'll learn this.

And like others have said, think about division as being the same as multiplication (4/2 = 4*.5) and such. And I had to edit my post because basically this has been reiterated throughout this thread plenty of times. lol

the guy from nt i quoted went to calculus 1-4 in college and said 2 the first time

but i realize its written

48 (9+3)

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2

then its =288

i kept seeing it as

48

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2(9+3)

either way math teachers state if written like this

48/2(9+3)

its unambiguous and can roll either way as you would never see it in that form

rather placed in fractions

the proper term for either is

(48/2)(9+3) = 288

or 48/(2(9+3)) = 2