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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1. Which operation should be done first in the problem [18 * (-1) - 3(20 - 2)] / 6 ?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

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

You will be tasked with:

  • 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

Additional Learning

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