Tuesday, April 29, 2014

What is Order of Operations


Order Of Operations- what are they?! Well, order of operations are pretty much the way we solve problems with more than one operation in them. Let's take a look at an example to understand this better:


So, let's say that we have 5+3x5-16/2. That looks really complex, but don't worry! All we have to do is use order of operations:
  • Divide
  • (left to right)
  • Multiply
  • Add
  • (left to right)
  • Subtract
That means that we have to divide or multiply and add or subtract depending on which comes first from left to right!


I know that at first it is hard to understand all of this, but trust me, it gets so much easier once you've practiced this thoroughly!

Sheet 1 Practice Order of Operations

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