**Simplify expressions can be a simple process, **

but needs to follow an order of operations to get the right answer.

The sequence details the order you follow to

add, subtract, multiply, and divide. The order is:

**P.E.M.D.A.S**.

**Parenthesis | Exponents | Multiplication | Division | Addition | Subtraction**

- Perform the operations inside a parenthesis first
- Then exponents
- Then multiplication and division, from left to right
- Then addition and subtraction, from left to right
- You can also create a little phrase to memorize, as the sequence:

*Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally*