Order of Operations
Do operations in Parentheses () and other grouping symbols
first. If there are grouping symbols within other grouping
symbols do the innermost first.
Then do exponents: x
Then do Multiplication or Division operations from left to
Last do Addition or Subtraction operations from left to right
Acronyms to Help you Remember
( PEMDAS ) Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally
(Parenthesis), Exponents, Multiply, Divide, Add, Subtract)
Simplify the expression by using the order of operations.