How to use the Order of Operations










Are there any parenthesis?
 YES

Clear the parenthesis by working insideout.


Are there any exponents inside the parenthesis?
 NO

Is there any multiplication or division inside the parenthesis?
 YES

Work left to right and do the multiplication, then division.


NO



YES


NO





Are there any exponents?


Work out the exponents inside the parenthesis.


Is there any addition or subtraction inside the parenthesis?

 

YES

NO




NO

YES


Work out the exponents.


Is there any multiplication or division?


Multiply the outside number times whatever is inside the parenthesis.
 YES

Are any numbers touching the outside of the parenthesis?


Working left to right, work out the addition, then subtraction.


NO

YES




NO



Is there any addition or subtraction?


Working left to right, do the multiplication, then division.


Work out the exponents.
 YES

Are there any exponents?
 NO

Is there any multiplication or division?

YES

NO






NO

YES

Working left to right, do the addition, then subtraction.


Your done!


Working left to right, do the addition, then subtraction.
 YES

Is there any addition or subtraction?


Working left to right, do the multiplication, then division.







NO




 
 

Your done!

 










 
 
 
 








