PRE-ALGEBRA, 2008
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 PAGE: 183 SET: Exercises PROBLEM: 35

Order of Operations:

To simplify the expression follow the order of operations: (PEMDAS)

1.      Evaluate the expressions inside the Parenthesis/Brackets (P).

2.      Evaluate Powers/Exponents (E).

3.      Multiply and/or Divide in order from left to right (MD).

4.      Add and/or Subtract in order from left to right (AS).

A simple technique for remembering the order of operations is turned into phrase "Please Excuse My Dear Aunty Sally"

The expression is .

(Replace b with 4)

Since there are no grouping symbols. First operation is evaluate power.

(Evaluate power: )

The simplified expression is 256.

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