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Posted by on July 3, 2024 at 3:51 pm

What is the order of operations in algebra?

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• ### Shayan

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The order of operations in algebra, often referred to as PEMDAS or BODMAS, is the standard set of rules for the order in which mathematical operations should be performed. The order is as follows:

1. Parentheses: Expressions inside parentheses are evaluated first.
2. Exponents: Any operations involving exponents or roots are performed next.
3. Multiplication and Division: These operations are performed from left to right, as they have equal precedence.
4. Addition and Subtraction: These operations are also performed from left to right, as they have equal precedence.

This order ensures that expressions are evaluated consistently and the correct results are obtained. For example, in the expression 2 + 3 Ã— 4, the multiplication would be performed first, resulting in 2 + 12 = 14. Whereas, if the addition were performed first, the result would be 5 Ã— 4 = 20, which would be incorrect.

It’s important to follow this order of operations when solving algebraic expressions to ensure the correct solution is reached.

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