SOLUTION: Let a and b be any real numbers. Define a*b to be 2a+b. Which of the following is the largest? 1*(2*(3*4)) ((1*2)*3)*4 (1*(2*3))*4 They are equal

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 Question 388843: Let a and b be any real numbers. Define a*b to be 2a+b. Which of the following is the largest? 1*(2*(3*4)) ((1*2)*3)*4 (1*(2*3))*4 They are equalAnswer by stanbon(57347)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let a and b be any real numbers. Define a*b to be 2a+b. Which of the following is the largest? ------------- 1*(2*(3*4)) = 1*(6+4) = 1*10 = 2+10 = 12 ----------------------------- ((1*2)*3)*4 = ((4)*3)*4 = (13*4) = 30 =========== (1*(2*3))*4 = (1*(7)*4) = 9*4 = 22 ================ Cheers, Stan H. ============= They are equal