Frivolous Parentheses (FP)

There really isn't an error, per se, with using too many parentheses. Nevertheless, students who consistently employ more parentheses than needed are demonstrating as much of a lack of understanding of the order of algebraic operations as those who use too few. Expressions such as

(3-x)/x^3.  \\
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Thomas L. Scofield 2003-09-04