CONFUSED on an Add maths OCR question

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Question 2 on http://www.mei.org.uk/files/papers/admat04ju_ogwh63.pdf

i didnt get the answer as 32/3 but i got it as 16. 

where did i go wrong?

i got everything right up to where i got 

[8- 8/3] - [-8 - -8/3]

but i dont know where i went wrong, PLEASE HELP!

Posted Fri 3rd June, 2011 @ 11:20 by Georgina

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You've probably typed it in wrong; if you make sure to do [8-8/3]-[-8-(-8/3)], it should come out as 32/3. Having typed it in two different ways on my calculator, it's almost certainly the double subtraction in the second bracket that is causing you to go wrong

Answered Fri 3rd June, 2011 @ 11:41 by Emily
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ooo, i will try that! thankyou :) x

Answered Fri 3rd June, 2011 @ 12:39 by Georgina