Problem

(+ 12) x (+ 2) (– 8) = _____

Procedure

Starting from the left the first operation.

(+ 12) x (+ 2) (– 8) = (+ 24) (–- 8)

The second operation.

(+ 24) (–- 8) = ( 3)
Solution

(+ 12) x (+ 2) ( 8) = ( 3) or 3

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