Order of operations are guidelines that inform which operation to perform first. Consider the following example.
Which operation should be performed first?
Order of operations ranks the operations:
- Simplify what is inside brackets
- Evaluate Exponents
- Multiplication and Division (perform from left to right if they are consecutive operations)
- Addition and Subtraction (perform from left to right if they are consecutive operations)
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