# Re: Quiz Call - Do The Math Yourself...

Steve Walton wrote:
```On Thu, 10 Nov 2005 16:56:33 -0000, "John Rowland"
<johnr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:```

```"JPG" <j_peasemold_gruntfuttock@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
news:1131640957.551724.113870@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx```

`X201 wrote:`

`It's 379`

`You have to do the multiplication before the addition`

7+(31*12) is what the sum actually is.
```I haven't seen the TV but couldn't it equally well be
(7+31)*12?  In fact, if the order shown above is correct,
the second method would definitely apply.
```
```No. Multiplication always takes precedence over addition, unless brackets
force a different order. Doesn't anyone do maths in school these days?
```

BODMAS - those were the days.
`It wasn't PC in some ways.  For the resistor colour codes we had;`

`Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Virgins Go Without.`

```Richard.
.```

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