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**mathsilliterate** Awesome man! Thanks a lot and that actually makes sense to me. This is what I got for the others:

Explain in your own words why brackets need to have the highest precedence amongst all mathematical operators.

According to the BIDMAS rule, brackets must be done first in the instance that a certain combination of numbers need to be calculated before others - in order to get the desired answer. For example:

5 + 3 x 8 = 29

Brackets are not needed on that occasion. But when an answer needs to be calculated against this:

8 x (3 + 5) = 64

Numbers are being calculated in different orders to get the "desired" answer.

Do you guys think that's an ok answer?