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Monday, January 24, 2011


In Mathematics, the sequence and order of operations given a problem sum full of different operators is important.

BODMAS or PEMAS can help us in remembering the right way of doing things.
BODMAS = Brackets Order Division Multiplication Addition Subtraction
PEMDAS = Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally
Applying BODMAS or PEMAS, we know we have to evaluate a Mathematical expression in the following sequence - in order of decreasing precedence:

  1. Brackets; Parenthesis
  2. Order; Exponents
  3. Division / Multiplication; Multiplication / Division
  4. Addition / Subtraction; Addition / Subtraction
Hope it helps :)

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