A common mnemonic that is used to help people remember the order of operations when calculating mathematical equations (² x / + -), in the PEMDAS order: Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction

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  • No etymology yet, but here are more mnemonics for PEMDAS: p.e Makes Dinosurds All Sweat, Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally, Pudgy Elves May Demand A Snack, Popcorn Every Monday Donuts Always Sunday, Please Eat Mom's Delicious Apple Strudels, People Everywhere Made Decisions About Sums, You may prefer GEMS (Grouping, Exponents, Multiply or Divide, Add or Subtract), In the UK they say BODMAS (Brackets, Orders, Divide, Multiply, Add, Subtract), In Canada they say BEDMAS (Brackets, Exponents, Divide, Multiply, Add, Subtract)
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P - Parentheses first
E - Exponents (ie Powers and Square Roots, etc.)
MD - Multiplication and Division (left-to-right)
AS - Addition and Subtraction (left-to-right)
In math equations you do what is in parentheses first, then Exponents (powers and square roots),
then Multiplication and Division (left to right)
then Addition and Subtraction (left to right)

Submitted by TriplePurple on June 24, 2024

Modified by TriplePurple on June 24, 2024

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