@MattieSmith,

You want a formula for "5 = (4 * 4 + 4) / 4 " ?

(That's the content of the specific post that you replied to.)

Well, just remember PEMDAS for the order of arithmetic operations:

parentheses -> exponents -> multiplication & division -> addition & subtraction.

In the expression, first evaluate what's in the parentheses first, and do the multiplication before the addition, so we have: (4*4 + 4) = (16 + 4) = 20.

So we just have to divide that by 4 to get (4 * 4 + 4) / 4 = 20 / 4 = 5.