Understanding PEMDAS: The Order of Operations in Mathematics

Athena
2 min readSep 27, 2023

Introduction

Mathematics is a field that thrives on rules and structures. One such set of rules that almost every student learns early on is the order of operations, often remembered by the acronym PEMDAS. It is a vital guide to ensure that mathematical expressions are evaluated in a consistent manner. In this blog post, we will delve into the meaning and significance of PEMDAS, examine examples, and explore how this rule enables us to maintain uniformity in mathematical calculations.

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Athena

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