# What is PEMDAS? - Definition, Rule & Examples

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### Which operation should be performed first on the expression 6 / 2 *3^2 - 5 ?

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### 2. Simplify the expression 10 + 54 / 4^2 using PEMDAS

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Via example problems, you will be assessed on your understanding of the order of parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction in basic math problems.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

• Simplifying basic math equations
• Correctly ordering the use of your operations

## Skills Practiced

• Information recall - access your previous understanding of basic mathematics
• Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to simplify expressions
• Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on PEMDAS

If you want to know more about the application of PEMDAS, take a look at the lesson titled What is PEMDAS? - Definition, Rule & Examples. With this tutorial, you will learn more about:

• What PEMDAS means
• Why PEMDAS is important
• The use of PEMDAS in a mathematical expression
• The use of PEMDAS in expressions with more than one grouping
• PEMDAS' relationship with fractions and absolute value
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