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In the 2019 version of the Unearthed Arcana Alchemist Artificer, the Homunculus's hit points are given as:

Hit Points equal to five times your level in this class + your Intelligence modifier

Is this calculated as \$(5\times level) + {Int Mod}\$ or \$5\times (level + {int mod})\$?

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(5 * level) + INT mod

Because no parentheses or other mathematical indicators are given in the Hit Points section of the Homunculus stat block,

Hit Points equal to five times your level in this class + your Intelligence modifier

directly translates to "HP = 5 * [your level in this class] + [your Intelligence modifier]", which in turn means "HP = (5 * [your level in this class]) + [your Intelligence modifier]", because of the order of operations.

Rubiksmoose also notes that Jeremy Crawford has given guidance on similar subjects. One of his tweets is here, addressing the Arcane Ward feature for Abjuration Wizards:

[...] The ward has hit points equal to twice your wizard level + your Intelligence modifier.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ There are also several other rulings that were made and clarified by JC that (IIRC) came to this same conclusion but my search-fu has thus far failed to turn them up. There have been at least 2 Q&As here that I can recall. If you can find them it would be good support for this ruling possibly. \$\endgroup\$ – Rubiksmoose Mar 5 at 4:45
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    \$\begingroup\$ Here is one: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/124367/… \$\endgroup\$ – Rubiksmoose Mar 5 at 16:20

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