Monday, October 06, 2008

GED Math and Order of Operations

It is important the you know the Order of Operations when preparing for the GED math test. If you are unsure of the order, perhaps this will help you remember.

Please First, do all math within parentheses and/or brackets
Excuse Then do exponents
My Then multiply OR divide from left to right
Aunt Finally, add OR subtract from left to right

Example: 3+2 * 4
First, multiply the 2 and 4 which equals 8. Then add the 8 to 3. Your answer is 11.

Here is one you can try on your own. 7+6 *3-5

Answer: 20