Dividing a positive by a negative or a negative by a positive produces a negative result.
Many of us have traumatic feelings about Mathematics from our university and school days.
This means that when you are solving multiplication and division expressions you proceed from the left side of your equation to the right.
Similarly, when you are solving addition and subtraction expressions you proceed from left to right.
You can solve multiplication and division during the same step in the math problem: after solving for parentheses, exponents and radicals and before adding and subtracting.
Proceed from left to right for multiplication and division.
Addition and Subtraction happen at the same time, from left to right.
The order "MD" (DM in BEDMAS) is sometimes confused to mean that Multiplication happens before Division (or vice versa).
While we do not encourage students to cheat on their homework, it’s always a good idea to cross-check your solutions.
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