Tina DQ 1 Wk 1 - Tina Hughes-MAT-116 Elrod the best way...

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Tina Hughes-MAT-116 Elrod, the best way that I can explain the order of operations is to show you how it is commonly used in numeric equations. The order of operations can be remembered using the following break down; Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction PE M DAS (This is similar to remembering the colors of the rainbow-ROY G BIV or Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet) An easy way for me to remember this is by using the following sentence: “People Enjoy Medieval Decor And Spirits” (PEMDAS). Always follow these rules: 1. Perform the operations indicated within parenthesis first. 2. Proceeding from left to right, perform the multiplications and division first. 3. Then perform the additions and subtractions also from left to right. Example: We need to find the value of 9 + 12.4 using the “PEMDAS” formula. 9 + 12.4 = 2 + 48 = 50 (NEVER USE “X” to show multiplication. It is best to use a dot (.) to show that you need to multiply) How did we reach this result? 1.
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2011 for the course MAT 116 taught by Professor Universityofphoenix during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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