**Operator Precedence:**

You can, of course, calculate using more than two numbers in Java. But you need to take care of

what exactly is being calculated. Take the following as an example:

first_number = 100;

second_number = 75;

third_number = 25;

answer = first_number - second_number + third_number;

If you did the calculation left to right it would be 100 - 75, which is 25. Then add the third

number, which is 25. The total would be 50. However, what if you didn't mean that? What if

you wanted to add the second and third numbers together, and then deduct the total from the first

number? So 75 + 25, which is 100. Then deduct that from the first number, which is 100. The

total would now be 0.

To ensure that Java is doing what you want, you can use round brackets. So the first calculation

would be:

answer = (first_number - second_number) + third_number;