# is 60 + 60 x 0 + 1=61or1? I keep coming up with 61 but I don’t understand why if any # is x by 0 is 0?

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60 + 60 x 0 + 1=

• 60 + 60 x 0 + 1

60+0+1=61

• 61 is correct due to order of operations: 60+(60×0)+1=0

As for why any number x 0 is 0: think of this:

lets say 4:

4 x 4 is 16

4 x 3 is 12

4 x 2 is 8

4 x 1 is 4

4 x 0 is 0

as you can see, you subtract 4 every time, so the solution being 0 just follows the pattern.

So if 1x=x

that means 0x=x-x=0

• order of operations makes multiplication the first to be solved.

60+(60×0)+1=

60+0+1=61

It is 61.

• 61

0 x anything is 0

Source(s): EE
• What you need to do of follow the saying Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally or pemdas for short. This means do math in this order: Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction….when doing this problem just follow these steps and since no parenthesis or exponents are there just skip them. So multiply first the 60×0 which is 0, so your new problem should be 60+0+1= which its 61…

Source(s): My own mathematical skills
• Multiplication comes first then division addition and subtraction. So it would be 61 🙂

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