Order of operations

# Order of operations - you to “multiply or divide” in...

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Order of operations If multiplication, division, powers, addition, parentheses, and so forth are all contained in one  problem, the  order of operations  is as follows:  1. Parentheses 2. Exponents (or radicals) 3. Multiplication or division (in the order it occurs from left to right) 4. Addition or subtraction (in the order it occurs from left to right) Many students find the made up word PEMDAS helpful as a memory tool. The “P” reminds you that  “parentheses” are done first; the “E” reminds you that “exponents” are done next; the “MD” reminds
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Unformatted text preview: you to “multiply or divide” in the order it occurs from left to right; and the “AS” reminds you to “add or subtract” in the order it occurs from left to right. Also, some students remember the order using the following phrase: P lease E xcuse M y D ear A unt S ally P arantheses E xponents M ultiply or D ivide A dd or S ubtract...
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## This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course MATH 1310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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