Elma Wilson

2021-12-04

How do I interpret this equation 5+1x10= is the answer 15 or 60?

Fesion

Beginner2021-12-05Added 24 answers

Given:

$5+1\times 10$

When an expression contains both a sum a product without any brackets, then we always need to perform the product before performing the sum. This is thus equivalent with placing brackets about the product.

$=5+(1\times 10)$

Let us evaluate the product using that the product of 1 and 10 is 10.

=5+10

Next, we evaluate the sum using that the sum of 5 and 10 is 15:

=15

Thus the answer to the equation is 15.

Result:

15

When an expression contains both a sum a product without any brackets, then we always need to perform the product before performing the sum. This is thus equivalent with placing brackets about the product.

Let us evaluate the product using that the product of 1 and 10 is 10.

=5+10

Next, we evaluate the sum using that the sum of 5 and 10 is 15:

=15

Thus the answer to the equation is 15.

Result:

15