Please

Excuse

My Dear

Aunt Sally

Parentheses

Exponents

Multiply or Divide

Add or Subtract

(Innermost, first)

(Powers or roots)

(from LEFTtoRIGHT)

(from LEFTtoRIGHT)

When you have more than one operation in a
math problem, you must solve it following the
correct ORDER OF OPERATIONS:
 First, copy the problem EXACTLY.
 Then go through each level of operations
(Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally).
 Do the operations within each level from
lefttoright.
 Write the answer directly below the
operation sign.
 Bring down the other numbers (be careful not to reuse any).
 Continue until all operations are completed.


