The phrase "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" is used by many students to remember the Order of Operations. The order in which operations should be performed is given below:
- Parentheses - Operations within parentheses and other groups should be simplified before all other operations.
- Exponents - Exponents and Roots should be simplified. Work these from left to right.
- Multiplication and Division - Operations involving multiplication and division should be simplified. Work these left to right.
- Addition and Subtraction - The last operations to be simplified are addition and subtraction. Work from left to right.
Simplify using Order of Operations.
Simplify using order of operations.
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