# Order Of Operations

### PEMDAS

## What is PEMDAS?

PEMDAS is also known as order of operations is the steps in which you take to correctly solve a mathematic scenario involving more than one mathmatic operation.

Parenthesis

Exponents

Multiplication (left to right)

Division

Addition

Subtraction (left to right)

A way to remember pemdas is provided.

## How to use Order Of Operations

Here is an example of order of operations in action.

100- (3x4)5/2

^

100-12x5/2

^

100-60/2

^

100-30

^

70

The first step to correctly solving this problem is **P**arenthesis. Three times four is twelve. Rewritting the problem will prevent confusion. **E**xponents is the next step in solving the problem. There are no exponents so you just move on to the next step. Then **M**ultiplication and **D**ivision from left to right. Twelve times five is sixty. Sixty divided by two is thirty. The final step is **A**ddition and **S**ubtraction. One hundred minus thirty is seventy. your final answer is seventy. If you want to double check your answer, run through the steps again and make sure all work is done correctly.