Wes Carroll's Puzzler

13: Order of operands [*]

June 05, 2016
Wes Carroll
Wes Carroll's Puzzler

### 13: Order of operands [*]

Cindy was asked by her teacher to subtract 3 from a certain number and then divide the result by 9. Instead, she subtracted 9 and then divided the result by 3, giving an answer of 43. What would her answer have been had she worked the problem correctly?
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Cindy was asked by her teacher to subtract 3 from a certain number and then divide the result by 9. Instead, she subtracted 9 and then divided the result by 3, giving an answer of 43. What would her answer have been had she worked the problem correctly?
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// (Spiciness: * out of ****)