Order Of Operations

are grouping symbols within other grouping symbols do the innermost one

first.

2: Then

4: And then

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Example: Simplify the expression by using the order of operations.

(8 + 4 + 3)÷ 3 − 2

Do the Parentheses first, then do the division,

then add or subtract from left to right.

then add or subtract from left to right.

Answer ** 3**

Steps:

The order of operations is a special rule in mathematics that tells

us what operation we must do first.

us what operation we must do first.

(15)÷ 3 − 2

5 − 2 = 3