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    How things add up

    I got this wrong when it was said as a sentence:

    What is forty plus forty times zero plus one? I said one. The person that asked me said no it is forty one. I plugged that into a program as:

    Dim X as long
    X = 40 + 40 * 0 + 1

    and the answer came out as 41 which is correct.

    I've never been good at math but I remember now something about doing multiplication and division first followed by adding and subtracting. What I can't remember is what mathmatical rule(s) that is called.

    Anyone know?

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    Re: How things add up

    BODMAS = Brackets Order (Of) Division Multiplication Addition and Subtraction
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