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The '''order of operations''' is a [[mathematical convention]] for [[arithmetic]] computation.  The order of operations is usually summarized by the acronym PEMDAS, which stands for [[parentheses]], [[exponent]]s, [[multiplication]] and [[division]], [[addition]] and [[subtraction]]. An AoPS nemonic you can use to remember the order of operations is "Please Evaluate, My Dear AoPS Students".
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The '''order of operations''' is a [[mathematical convention]] for [[arithmetic]] computation.  The order of operations is usually summarized by the acronym PEMDAS, which stands for [[parentheses]], [[exponent]]s, [[multiplication]] and [[division]], [[addition]] and [[subtraction]]. An AoPS mnemonic you can use to remember the order of operations is "Please Evaluate, My Dear AoPS Students".
  
 
Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are performed from left to right.
 
Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are performed from left to right.

Revision as of 11:42, 22 June 2018

The order of operations is a mathematical convention for arithmetic computation. The order of operations is usually summarized by the acronym PEMDAS, which stands for parentheses, exponents, multiplication and division, addition and subtraction. An AoPS mnemonic you can use to remember the order of operations is "Please Evaluate, My Dear AoPS Students".

Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are performed from left to right.

Example Problems

Compute $14(4\times 7-58)-1$

Compute $1-(7-5)(3+1)+1$

Compute $[5+(65^{1.05})]5 \times \frac{505}{5}\times \sqrt{4} + 56 \times 5 - 2 +(1-(-5+16))$

Compute $2^8-(3+5)$

See also

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