You still use "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" sometimes in math, amirite?

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Actually I just remember PEMDAS.

BIDMAS- Brackets, Indices, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction.

Anonymous +4Reply

I once got in trouble for applying order of operations to my homework back in third grade. We hadn't been taught it in school yet so it really messed up the answers even though it made my homework the only one that was actually correct. When asked why I used it I asked why we weren't all using it from the beginning since it's so simple. Teachers don't generally like being asked simple questions that they don't have a good answer for.

Anonymous +3Reply

What is it? Never heard of it

@Chips What is it? Never heard of it

It's the order of operations. Parentheses, Exponentiation, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction.

jcad16s avatar jcad16 Yeah You Are +1Reply

I use PEMDAS .

Anonymous 0Reply

I use PEMDAS but they made sure we pronounced it PEMDAZ so that we wouldn't go around saying ass.

kayawithpigs avatar kayawithpig Yeah You Are 0Reply

What? I've never been taught any of this...we just remember the order... It's not really that difficult... We do it automatically.

My 7th grade math teacher makes every 7th grade class come up with mnemonics for GEMDAS (replace parentheses with groupings, he said that's more accurate), this year's seventh grade class decided on Gorillas Eat Mr. Mol (our teacher) During A Storm.

Parentheses first, exponent next
Multiplication and division in the same step
Addition and subtraction if you have the nerve
From left to right
First come, first serve.
That's how I learned it o.O

I was not expecting this

Dudekayys avatar Dudekayy Yeah You Are 0Reply

I learned it as Push Eight Monkeys Down A Slide, way back in 2nd or 3rd grade. :)

Anonymous 0Reply

Some Old Hippy Caught Another Hippy Tripping On Acid.

...course, that's also trig, not order of operations, but I like the memory trick better.

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