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Simplify expressions using order of operations and parentheses

# Simplify expressions using order of operations and parentheses

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

1. Perform the operations inside a parenthesis first
2. Then exponents
3. Then multiplication and division, from left to right
4. Then addition and subtraction, from left to right
5. You can also create a little phrase to memorize, as the sequence:
Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

Evaluate:

14(2) + 11

Be sure to follow the order of operations.

 14(2) + 11 28 + 11 Multiply 39 Add

Evaluate:

$\frac{40-24}{4}$

Solution: