Operation Symbols

Directions: Use the operation symbols (+, -, x, and ÷) to make the equation true. Operation symbols may be used more than once.

Hint

What operations need to be done first?

Answer

There are multiple answers but one solution is 2 x (3 x 7 + 9) = (1 x 5) x (8 + 4) = 60

Source: Joshua Nelson

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10 comments

  1. This was very helpful and I would use this again

  2. Good source!

  3. I think it was a great way to get your mind started and it helps you get the answer and the work done positively and on paper.

  4. I think its an amazing practice.

  5. I came up with the same answer they did. It might also be helpful to try and make one side of the equation equal a nice round multiple of 10 first, then try to make the other side of the equation match.

  6. 2x(3+7+9)=(1+5)+(8×4)

  7. 2*(3+9)=(1+5)+(8*4) is the is the answer

  8. Cruz Toler - 5th Grade Gilbert PK-8, WV

    2 + (3-7+9) = (1 x 5) + (8/4)

  9. Bella Mounts - 5th Grade Gilbert PK-8, WV

    2 x (3 – 7 +9) = (1 x 5) x (8/4)

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