# formula help

I have a formula that reads It reads

[closing costs] - 400/2

Closing costs -(minus) 400/ (divided)2

Example: Closing costs 1950.00 -400= 1550/ 2 = 775 But I am getting the wrong calculation - it is coming out at 1750.00

..so in math, there something called the order of operations. I think probably way back in grade 5 or something like that I'm nerdy enough to still remember my teacher telling me BOMDAS

That stands for

**B**rackets**O**f (as in 5% of x)**MD**(Multiplication and Division)**AS**(Adition and Subtraction)BOMDAS

That means that in the absence of any

**B**rackets, it will always do the**M**ultiplication and**D**ivision first and then do the**A**ddition and**S**ubtraction next.Probably you want your formula to read like this

([closing costs] - 400) / 2

Other words take the closing costs, subtract 400, and then take the result of that, divided in half