# What is the correct order of operations in math?

## What is the correct order of operations in math?

The order of operations is a rule that tells the correct sequence of steps for evaluating a math expression. We can remember the order using PEMDAS: Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication and Division (from left to right), Addition and Subtraction (from left to right).

## Which math operation comes first?

The order of operations can be remembered by the acronym PEMDAS, which stands for: parentheses, exponents, multiplication and division from left to right, and addition and subtraction from left to right. First, simplify the parentheses. Then, do exponents. Next, multiply.

**What is correct Bodmas or Pemdas?**

PEMDAS term is used mainly in the US but in India and the UK, we call it as BODMAS. But there is no difference between them. The order of operations for brackets, orders, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division is the same for both the rule.

**What is Bodmas rule in maths?**

The Bodmas rule follows the order of the BODMAS acronym ie B – Brackets, O – Order of powers or roots, D – Division, M – Multiplication A – Addition, and S – Subtraction. The BODMAS rule states that mathematical expressions with multiple operators need to be solved from left to right in the order of BODMAS.

### What goes first multiplication or division?

NOTE: Even though Multiplication comes before Division in PEMDAS, the two are done in the same step, from left to right. Addition and Subtraction are also done in the same step.

### What are the rules of addition subtraction multiplication and division?

Order of operations tells you to perform multiplication and division first, working from left to right, before doing addition and subtraction. Continue to perform multiplication and division from left to right. Next, add and subtract from left to right.

**Do we divide first or multiply?**

Returning to the above example, the correct answer would be the first answer as it follows the rules of BODMAS: division can be done before multiplication and must be done before addition, and multiplication comes before addition.

**Is it 16 or 1?**

Some people got 16 as the answer, and some people got 1. The confusion has to do with the difference between modern and historic interpretations of the order of operations. The correct answer today is 16. An answer of 1 would have been correct 100 years ago.

#### Who invented Bodmas?

Achilles Reselfelt

Achilles Reselfelt is a mathematician who invented BODMAS. It is a mnemonic that helps us remember how to evaluate mathematical operators in a mathematical statement involving more than one mathematical operation.

#### What is the rule for multiplication and division?

As division is the inverse of multiplication, the rules for division are the same as the rules for multiplication. So when multiplying and dividing positive and negative numbers remember this: If the signs are the same the answer is positive, if the signs are different the answer is negative.