IN MATH: 1. n. parentheses, brackets, bar, braces, etc.; isolates pieces to be
considered as one whole, or an expression which is to be considered
an inseperable unit. EX. 4(3 + 8) means 4(11).
See: 
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 order of operations tutorial home page

Math Functions 
computes distance, areas, lengths, square roots, raises to a power

exp.xls  spreadsheet which computes amount, principle, using compound interest

area.xls  computes the areas and perimeters of rectangles, parallelograms, triangles, trapezoids, circles.

area.doc  A Word^{®} document with area formulas for a rectangle, parallelogram, triangle, trapezoid, circle.

quadequ.htm
 computes quadratic formula, & The Discriminant Computation

zscore
 computes zscore (standard normal score) and x based on zscore,
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IN ENGLISH: 1. as defined above.
APPLICATION: (see list
80)
Simplify:
 3 + (2 + 1) x 4
 3 + 2 + 1 x 4
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