# What is the order of operations in a math equation?

It stands for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication/Division, Addition/Subtraction.

**PEMDAS**is often expanded to the mnemonic "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally". Most common in the UK, India and Australia are BODMAS meaning Brackets,**Order**, Division/Multiplication, Addition/Subtraction.A.

### What is the order of operations in math?

When children initially learn addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, they begin by performing

**operations**on two numbers. Over time, mathematicians have developed a set of rules called the**order of operations**to determine which**operation**to do first. The rules are: Multiply and divide from left to right.#### What comes first in math equations?

(You might remember this as "Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally.") This means that you should do what is possible within parentheses**first**, then exponents, then multiplication and division (from left to right), and then addition and subtraction (from left to right).#### What is the Pemdas rule?

The letters**PEMDAS**and the words parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction may not be very meaningful for someone trying to remember this order, so a phrase has also been attached with the letters in**PEMDAS**: Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.#### What is the order of operations in Excel?

**Excel**calculates formulas based on the following**order of operations**:**Operations**enclosed in parentheses. Exponential calculations (3^2, for example) Multiplication and division, whichever comes first.

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### What is the order or operations in math?

The "

**operations**" are addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponentiation, and grouping; the "**order**" of these**operations**states which**operations**take precedence (are taken care of) before which other**operations**. In other words, the precedence is: Parentheses (simplify inside 'em) Exponents.#### How do you find the order of operation?

**So, when parentheses are involved, the rules for order of operations are:**- Do operations in parentheses.
- Multiply and divide from left to right.
- Add and subtract from left to right.

#### What is the order of math classes?

**The typical order of math classes in high school is:**- Algebra 1.
- Geometry.
- Algebra 2/Trigonometry.
- Pre-Calculus.
- Calculus.

#### How does Pemdas work?

**PEMDAS**is an acronym for the words parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction. Given two or more operations in a single expression, the order of the letters in**PEMDAS**tells you what to calculate first, second, third and so on, until the calculation is complete.

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### Do you divide before you multiply?

Then go from left to right doing any "A" or "S" as

**you**find them.**You**can remember by saying "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally". Note: in the UK they say BODMAS (Brackets,Orders,**Divide**,**Multiply**,Add,Subtract), and in Canada they say BEDMAS (Brackets,Exponents,**Divide**,**Multiply**,Add,Subtract). It all means the same thing!#### What is the difference between Bodmas and Bidmas?

Although**BODMAS**is the most common term it is sometimes also referred to as**BIDMAS**. In this case the I means Indices which is simply another word for 'order' or 'other' and the concept is exactly the same.#### Is Bodmas and Bidmas the same?

Although**BODMAS**is the most common term it is sometimes also referred to as**BIDMAS**. In this case the I means Indices which is simply another word for 'order' or 'other' and the concept is exactly the same.#### What is an index option?

An**index option**is a financial derivative that gives the holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell the value of an underlying**index**, such as the Standard and Poor's (S&P) 500, at the stated exercise price on or before the expiration date of the**option**.

Updated: 4th October 2019