# Struggling to find the answer to this.

5-5x5+5=?

I even changed my answer plenty of times but I think I'll stick with -25

5-5x5+5=? 5-(25)+5 = 5-30 = -25 However my friends say it's -15 5-5x5+5=? 5-(25)+5=-20+5 =-15 I thought so too at one point.

Am I right or wrong?

Note by Massi Mushfiq
3 years, 10 months ago

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Thus, $$5 - 5 \times 5 + 5 = -15$$

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