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# By inserting parentheses, it is possible to give the expression 2*3 +

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By inserting parentheses, it is possible to give the expression 2*3 + 4*5 several values. How many different values can be obtained?

(A) 2
(B) 3
(C) 4
(D) 5
(E) 6

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29 Mar 2019, 12:20
Bunuel wrote:
By inserting parentheses, it is possible to give the expression 2*3 + 4*5 several values. How many different values can be obtained?

(A) 2
(B) 3
(C) 4
(D) 5
(E) 6

Below are the various ways I could brute force the parenthesis. Not sure if this is the correct way,But I am getting 4 different values. I guess we cannot manipulate the numbers .

2*3 + 4*5 =26

2(3+4*5)=46

(2*3 + 4)5=50

2*(3 + 4)*5 =70
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