## What is the difference between dashes and parentheses?

Dashes and parentheses indicate an aside to the point you are making in your sentence. Although sometimes considered interchangeable, each serves a specific purpose in your writing. Dashes interrupt your writing to insert an interjection or pause, while parentheses gently add information to your point.

## How do you solve parentheses?

How to solve equations in general. If an equation you need to solve has parentheses, simplify the parentheses (most often using distribution) and then solve as you normally would. Simplify both sides of the equation as much as possible using the order of operations (distribute, combine like terms, etc.).

**What are 2 step equations?**

A two-step equation is an algebraic equation that takes you two steps to solve. You’ve solved the equation when you get the variable by itself, with no numbers in front of it, on one side of the equal sign.

**How do you solve an algebraic expression with parentheses?**

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### Does parentheses mean multiply?

We learned that parentheses, round brackets, are used two different ways in math. The first is to tell us to multiply. If we see a set of parentheses with more than one number inside, then it is the second way. If our parentheses only has one number inside, then we know it means multiplication.

### Which comes first multiplication or division?

Order of operations tells you to perform multiplication and division first, working from left to right, before doing addition and subtraction. Continue to perform multiplication and division from left to right. Next, add and subtract from left to right.

**How do you solve multi step equations with parentheses?**

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**What do parentheses mean in an equation?**

Parentheses are used in mathematical expressions to denote modifications to normal order of operations (precedence rules). In an expression like , the part of the expression within the parentheses, , is evaluated first, and then this result is used in the rest of the expression.

#### How do you solve multi step equations with variables?

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