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# Quant Fundamentals: Order of Operations (PEMDAS)

$$3 + (2-4)^2-\frac{6}{3} =$$
Incorrect. [[snippet]] You may have gotten this answer if you forgot that the result of squaring a negative number is a positive number.
Incorrect. [[snippet]] You may have gotten this answer if you tried to apply the exponent before evaluating what was inside the parentheses.
Correct. [[snippet]] > $$3 + ( 2-4)^{2}-\frac{6}{3}$$ > $$= 3 + ( -2)^{2}-\frac{6}{3}$$ > $$= 3 + 4-\frac{6}{3}$$ > $$= 3 + 4-2$$ > $$= 7-2$$ > $$= 5$$
Incorrect. [[snippet]] Carefully check your calculations.
Incorrect. [[snippet]] Carefully check your work.
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