July 1st, 2017, 10:21 AM  #11 
Newbie Joined: Jun 2017 From: North Texas Posts: 19 Thanks: 1 
I think this had been fully examined, thanks guys, I shall prepare more newbie questions to check your knowledge of course. =p Just jiving at the UK thing, I've heard people here call it BODMAS too. 
July 1st, 2017, 01:18 PM  #12  
Math Team Joined: Jul 2011 From: North America, 42nd parallel Posts: 3,321 Thanks: 215  Quote:
$ \frac{1 \ + \ 1 \ + \ 1 \ + \ 5 }{1 + (2) + 1 + 2} = \frac{1}{1} + \frac{1}{2} + \frac{1}{1} + \frac{5}{2} $ You can replace $5$ by any number you wish and it still holds true. LOL there are an infinite number of cases where it works ... but that is not enough. Thought you might find this interesting  
July 2nd, 2017, 04:55 AM  #13 
Math Team Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 2,573 Thanks: 667 
"PEDMAS" can be remembered by the mnemonic "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally". Is there a mnemonic for "BODMAS"? 
July 2nd, 2017, 05:05 AM  #14 
Math Team Joined: Jul 2013 From: काठमाडौं, नेपाल Posts: 620 Thanks: 47 Math Focus: Elementary Mathematics  
July 2nd, 2017, 11:18 AM  #15 
Math Team Joined: Jul 2011 From: North America, 42nd parallel Posts: 3,321 Thanks: 215 
Also worth mentioning is that multiplication and division must be done in the order that they occur from left to right. For example if you encounter 12÷3x2 the correct answer is 8 
July 3rd, 2017, 10:29 AM  #16 
Senior Member Joined: Jan 2014 From: The backwoods of Northern Ontario Posts: 370 Thanks: 68 
When I was a math teacher, I provided the following order of operations: 1. Parentheses 2. Exponents 3. Multiplication/division 4. Addition/subtraction 5. Line division Notes: 1. Multiplication and division are equal in order. So is addition and subtraction. Whichever comes first, you do first. 2. "Line division" refers to a line drawn between the elements of an expression (as in the the second post). 
July 3rd, 2017, 07:30 PM  #17  
Newbie Joined: Jun 2017 From: North Texas Posts: 19 Thanks: 1  Quote:
 
July 9th, 2017, 11:47 AM  #18 
Senior Member Joined: Jan 2014 From: The backwoods of Northern Ontario Posts: 370 Thanks: 68 
Would it still cause confusion if examples were given? If so, please give an example of a possible confusion. Last edited by Timios; July 9th, 2017 at 11:50 AM. 
July 9th, 2017, 08:50 PM  #19 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 10,082 Thanks: 681  

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