Order of Operations

Groups 

These can be parentheses, brackets, absolute value bars, radicals, fraction numerator, or fraction denominator. 

Powers and Roots

Evaluate any exponential expressions or radicals. 

Multiply/Divide 

Multiplication and division have the SAME level of importance.  If both appear in a problem, work them from left to right. 

Add/Subtract 

Addition and subtraction have the SAME level of importance.  If both appear in a problem, work them from left to right.

 


Try these. Be sure to ask questions, if you have trouble getting the correct answer.

 Problem 1

 Problem 2

 Problem 3

 Problem 4

 Problem 5

 Problem 6

 Problem 7

 Problem 8

 Problem 9

 Problem 10


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