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Order of Operations . Mr. Clutter VMS Library. Order of Operations. A standard way to simplify mathematical expressions and equations. Purpose. Avoids Confusion Gives Consistency. For example: 8 + 3 * 4 = 11 * 4 = 44 Or does it equal 8 + 3 * 4 = 8 + 12 = 20.

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Order of Operations

Mr. Clutter

VMS Library

### Order of Operations

A standard way to simplify mathematical expressions and equations.

Purpose
• Avoids Confusion
• Gives Consistency

For example:

8 + 3 * 4 = 11 * 4 = 44

Or does it equal

8 + 3 * 4 = 8 + 12 = 20

Order of operations are a set of rules

that mathematicians have agreed to

when simplifying mathematical expressions

or equations. Without these simple, but

important rules, learning mathematics would

The Rules
• Simplify within Grouping Symbols

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• Simplify Exponents

Raise to Powers

• Complete Multiplication and Division from Left to Right
• Complete Addition and Subtraction from Left to Right
Back to Our Example

For example:

8 + 3 * 4 = 11 * 4 = 44

Or does it equal

8 + 3 * 4 = 8 + 12 = 20

Using order of operations, we do the

multiplication first. So what’s our

20

How can we remember it?