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.In respect to this, 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.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.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!