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Direction: In the following question, the given equation becomes correct due to the interchange of signs and numbers. One of the four alternatives under if specifies the Interchange of signs in the equation which when made will make the equation correct. Find the correct alternative.

5 + 3 × 8 ÷ 12 - 4 = 26


1. + and -
2. - and ÷ 
3. ÷ and × 
4. + and ÷ 

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : - and ÷ 

Given expression: 5 + 3 × 8 ÷ 12 - 4 = 26

Let us check through options:

1. + and -

5 - 3 × 8 ÷ 12 + 4

5 - 3 × 8/12 + 3

5 - 2 + 3

8 - 2 = 6

6 ≠ RHS

2. - and ÷ 

5 + 3 × 8 - 12 ÷ 4

5 + 3 × 8 - 3

5 + 24 - 3

29 - 3

26 = RHS

Hence, - and ÷ is correct.

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