# Order of operations

• Sep 8th 2009, 07:16 AM
guru
Order of operations
hello sir

if have four arithmatic operation come with one problem,

( + - / *) which one i do first and next next what?
• Sep 8th 2009, 09:44 PM
Amer
Quote:

Originally Posted by guru
hello sir

if have four arithmatic operation come with one problem,

( + - / *) which one i do first and next next what?

first for the parenthesis then for the power then / and * same order but prefer * then + - same order

1) parenthesis ()
2) Power ^
3) * then /
4) + , -
• Sep 9th 2009, 03:56 AM
Awsom Guy
OK
B Brackets first
O Orders (ie Powers and Square Roots, etc.)
DM Division and Multiplication (left-to-right) " can do either of them "
AS Addition and Subtraction (left-to-right) "can do either of them"

Hope this helps.(Bow)
• Sep 9th 2009, 07:11 AM
dtay
Quote:

Originally Posted by guru
hello sir

if have four arithmatic operation come with one problem,

( + - / *) which one i do first and next next what?

BODMAS - Brackets , division , multiplication , addition , subtraction.

You do whatever that is in the brackets first , followed by division or multiplication ( in left-to-right order ) . Then you do addition or subtraction ( in left-to-right order ) .
• Sep 9th 2009, 08:10 AM
Wilmer
B
Brackets first
O
Orders (ie Powers and Square Roots, etc.)
DM
Division and Multiplication (left-to-right)
AS
• Sep 9th 2009, 05:48 PM
Pemdas
P Parentheses (braces, then brackets, then parentheses)
E Exponents (Powers or roots)
MD Multiplication and Division (work right to left)
AS Addition and subtraction (work left to right)

Hope this helps!!(Nod)
• Sep 10th 2009, 12:47 AM
seld
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P Parentheses (braces, then brackets, then parentheses)
E Exponents (Powers or roots)
MD Multiplication and Division (work right to left)
AS Addition and subtraction (work left to right)

Hope this helps!!(Nod)

PEMDAS - Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally
PEMDAS - Pink Elephants Make Dandy Apple Sauce
PEMDAS - People Eat More Donuts After School
PEMDAS - Purple Elephants Marchind Down A Street
PEMDAS - Peanuts Ended My Donut Addiction Saturday

Any of these are mnemonics that have been used to help remember this.
• Sep 30th 2009, 03:44 PM