Order of Operations

What is Order of Operations?
When you see an equation that looks like this:
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  • How are you going to tackle this problem?
  • Will you begin at the beginning of the equation or a the end?
  • Does it matter where you begin the problem from?
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P.E.M.D.A.S. tells you where to begin solving your equation and each subsequent step thereafter. Some people like the acronym B.E.M.D.A.S. (Brackets, exponents, multiplication, division, additions, subtraction).

Brackets/Parentheses:

                       2
(2+1)

Exponents
         2

(3)
Multiplciation
6 X 9
Subtraction
54-28 =26