# 60÷5(7-5) = ? Mathematician Explains The Correct Answer

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What is 60÷5(7-5) = ? Everyone is arguing about this problem, so let’s figure out the correct answer! The problem involves the order of operations, historical math notation, and binary expression trees. Glad to see the world is passionate about mathematics!

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Here is a 1917 article from “The American Mathematical Monthly” that explains the usage of the division symbol as an exception to the order of operations
http://www.jstor.org/stable/2972726?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

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