Math: Simple PEMDAS

by admin2012 on November 1, 2012

What is the correct answer to:

5 plus 4 times 2 minus 3 plus 4 times 5

95 or 30


Use PEMDAS, or order of operations, to check you answer

Do each operation in order (if the operation isn’t in the problem, skip to the next)

P – parentheses first

E – exponents next

M – multiplication next

D – division next

A – addition next

S ­– subtraction last

Actually, multiplication and division are at the same level and addition and subtraction are at the same level and can be done, working left to right.


Okay, which answer is correct?

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