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  1. trueheart_205's Avatar
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    #1

    Is it right when I ask an operation

    Is it right when I ask an operation (addition/subtraction/multiplication/division) like this:
    - How much 8 plus 4 is?
    - How much 8 minus 4 is?
    - How much 8 multiplied by 4 is?
    - How much 8 divided by 4 is?
    And by the way can you suggest me the natural answers for adequate questions?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Is it right when I ask an operation

    No, they are not correct. "How much is....?" is correct.
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    Re: Is it right when I ask an operation

    The answers are not a mystery.
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    Re: Is it right when I ask an operation

    I think 'What does ... equal?' could be an alternative, but I am not a teacher.

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