PEMDAS and the Common Errors in the Order of Operations

PEMDAS is the acronym for the order of operations. P stands for parentheses, E for exponent, and MDAS for Mulitplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction respectively.


This means we want to evaluate a numerical expression such as

5(6 + 3)^2 - 8

we have to ‘operate’ to the order of PEMDAS. The operation is as follows. » Read more