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Math help from the Learning Centre

This guide provides useful resources for a wide variety of math topics. It is targeted at students enrolled in a math course or any other Centennial course that requires math knowledge and skills.

Order of Operations

Order of operations are guidelines that inform which operation to perform first. Consider the following example.

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Which operation should be performed first?

Order of operations ranks the operations:

  1. Simplify what is inside brackets 
  2. Evaluate Exponents
  3. Multiplication and Division (perform from left to right if they are consecutive operations)
  4. Addition and Subtraction (perform from left to right if they are consecutive operations)

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