If you are trying to solve the problem 6+3×4 where do you start? Fortunatly the rules for the order of operations have been around for hundreds of years to help eliminate the guesswork. A very common method to remember the correct order of operations is PEMDAS, which most people remember by using the expression:
P = Parentheses
E= Exponents
M= Multiplication
D= Division
A= Addition
S=Subtraction
 
Always work Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction from Left to Right
​Here are two examples of the order of operations.