Order of Operations

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  1. Perform operations in parentheses.
  2. Find the values of numbers with exponents.
  3. Multiply or divide from left to right in the order it appears in the problem.
  4. Add or subtract from left to right in the order it appears in the problem.

A fun way to remember the order of operations is the phrase ” Please Excuse MDear Aunt Sally.”   The first letter in each word can help you remember the order of operations.

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