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# Parentheses

Just as in mathematics, the order of operations rules are valid in JavaScript. Multiplication and
division are performed before addition and subtraction. With parentheses you can specify the order of operations.

```
var x1 = 3 + 4 * 2;
var x2 = (3 + 4) * 2;
```

`x1`

is `11`

and `x2`

is `14`

.## Exercise

Write a function

`mean`

that takes 2 numbers and returns their mean value.
`mean(1, 2)`

should return `1.5`

.
+ Hint

```
The mean value of two numbers
x and y is (x + y) / 2.
```

+ Solution

```
var mean = function(x, y) {
return (x + y) / 2;
};
```