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.