The acronym BODMAS

Brackets

Of

Division

Multiplication

Addition

Subtraction.

It is a convention to ensure everyone carries out a question such as that below in the same order. Numbers in brackets are worked out first, followed by multiplication and division with addition and subtraction last.

3 + 5 x 2 =

One way to do the question is: 3 + 5 = 8. 8 [...]

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