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 A mnemonic used by mathematics students to remember the order of operations: parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction.
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At least JT had "PEMDAS" written on his board, but it was obvious that the challenge only did the math left to right,

In "scientific" view, it performs them according to PEMDAS.
Real calculators modeled after desktop calculators  Boing Boing

The acronym for the Pretentious Order of Operations is of course "CCI," which is much easier to remember than PEMDAS.

If people are going to make pointless fashionbased upgrades, I strongly believe they should at least follow some sort of mandatory order, kind of like PEMDAS in math.

According to both the book and the forumite I asked, I would be wrong and that, when either multiplication and division are joined, or when addition and subtraction are joined, PEMDAS does not apply.

I do not understand why PEMDAS is not invoked universally.

I wanted to work it this way: 8/2 * 3 = x, (invoke PEMDAS) 8/(2*3) = x, 8/6 = 1.33, x = 1.33

What a cool discovery by wild_rose; the PEMDAS lesson was ... interesting, too.

Another grouping symbol for PEMDAS is the fraction bar.
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