Here comes the first challenge!
7 (7 – 2 × 3) = ?
Look closely at the equation before checking out the breakdown of the problem below. To help you solve it on your own, here’s a hint. Brackets have the highest priority, so you should take care of what’s inside them first.
Also, multiplication has a higher priority than subtraction, meaning you should multiply the numbers in the brackets before subtracting anything.
7 (7 – 2 × 3) =
7 (7 – 6) =
7 (1) =
Did you get to the correct answer on your own? Here are a few more examples for you to practice on!