Since so many people insist x is an operator of multiplication and not a varible (even though this is an Algebra 2 question). My final answer is: 4x4+4x4+4-4x4= No Brackets, No Exponents, Process Multiplication 16x1+16x1+4-16x1= Oh no, what evil have I done. "x" can still be an operator or a variable. Hey, look we have a ±16x1, those cancel out without any BEMDAS conflicts. 16x1+4= Now we have a conflict either you fudge all thought that this is an Algebra equation and process 16*1+4=20, or accept that x is a varible get rid of the ridiculous "•1" to get 16x+4= and x=[(ans)-4]/16 Since we've managed to prove that Math is now a religion and answers can be anything you please (1+2=4, 4×4=12), I leave you with the proof of all thee that trust in [()], ×,÷,+,-; 4x4+4x4+4-4x4=16x1+4. Go forth and *. Amen