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# What does a number in parentheses mean?

Updated: 10/19/2022

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Too many variables to really answer. The context of the number is critical. Is it an Area Code? Is it a negative number on a bank statement? Is it referencing a footnote in a book? Is it following a number such as one (1)? The meaning is entirely dependant on the context.

______________________________________________________________________ Another answer would be that if a number in parentheses is right next to another number, then you are to multiply both numbers if it's a math problem. In some graph tables, f(x) replaces y. Variables, letters that replace numbers, can also be in parentheses.

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