What does PEMDAS mean in math?


PEMDAS is a helpful acronym that explains the proper order of operations in math problems. Sometimes, math problems may contain multiple operations all in one (multiplication, addition, subtraction, division, etc.), and the proper order of these steps must be carefully taken.

PEMDAS helps us remember the proper order to start with. You can remember PEMDAS using the saying "Please Excuse MDear Aunt Sally".

PEMDAS stands for:

1. Parenthesis

2. Exponents

3. Multiplication

4. Division

5. Addition

6. Subtraction

This is the proper order of operations you should perform on a math problem.

For a visual explanation, please click on the attached link.

  • Last Updated Nov 14, 2023
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  • Answered By Thomas-Jay Rusk

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