Whenever three or more quantities appear in the same expression you must follow the correct order of operations or run the risk of arriving at the wrong answer. (And we certainly don't want THAT, do we?)

Remember "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally". After dealing with "Parentheses" and then with "Exponents" you will look for Multiplication and/or Division. Complete these from left to right BEFORE doing Addition and/or Subtraction.


Carefully copy and solve the following problem on your paper. Remember to look for, and solve, Multiplication (or Division) before Addition (or Subtraction):

2 + 3 * 5 =

Click on your answer:
10 17 25
any other answer

Order of Operations Automatic Flip-Through SLIDE SHOW

Overview of the Order of Operations

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