# The Order of Operations

### And how to use it!

## What IS the ORDER of Operations?

To remember order of operations we use PEMDAS or Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally. P stands for

**parentheses**, which we work out first in the problem. In the problem 8+(3x6)-28, we would figure out 3x5 first, because it is in the parentheses. If there are no parentheses, skip and go on. E stands for**exponents**. These are the things we work out next in the problem. If there are no exponents, skip and go on. Now this part gets tricky. M and D stand for**multiplication**and**division**, but you do them in left to right order. Same goes for A and S which is**add**and**subtract**, left to right.