Comparing Numerical Expressions With Parentheses



Compare

(6 + 4) ÷ 2 3 + (7󠄀 2)

using the symbols <, >, =

Solution

Step 1:

We first simplify the parentheses in first expression.

6 + 4 = 10

Step 2:

So (6 + 4) ÷ 2 = 10 ÷ 2 = 5

Step 3:

Next we simplify the parentheses in second expression

7 󠄀− 2 = 5

Step 4:

So 3 + (7 − 2) = 3 + 5 = 8

Step 5:

Since 5 < 8, the correct comparison is

(6 + 4) ÷ 2 < 3 + (7󠄀 − 2)

Compare

(13 - 4) ÷ 3 20 - 6 x (1 + 2)

using the symbols <, >, =

Solution

Step 1:

We first simplify the parentheses in first expression.

13 − 4 = 9

Step 2:

So (13 − 4) ÷ 3 = 9 ÷ 3 = 3

Step 3:

Next we simplify the parentheses in second expression

1 + 2 = 3

Step 4:

So 20 – 6 × (1 + 2) = 20 – 6 × 3 = 20 – 18 = 2

Step 5:

Since 3 > 2, the correct comparison is

(13 − 4) ÷ 3 > 20 – 6 × (1 + 2)



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