Which Operations Do You Do First in an Expression?

Which Operations Do You Do First in an Expression?

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You can't simplify a problem without the order of operations. In this tutorial, you'll learn about this special order and see how to use it to solve a problem!

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Background Tutorials

Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

To add numbers, you can line up the numbers vertically and then add the matching places together. This tutorial shows you how to add numbers vertically!

Subtracting numbers is easier than you might think! Watch this tutorial to see the step-by-step process of lining up the numbers vertically to subtract them.

Further Exploration

Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.

You can't simplify an expression without fully understanding the order of operation! Follow along with this tutorial to see how to use the order of operations to simplify an expression.