Four Super Hard Order of Operations Problems and How to Solve Them

However, there are several other steps that can be added to a math problem. What order should we follow now? There are several acronyms to help you remember the correct order of operations. One of the most popular would be PEMDAS or "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally." No matter how you remember the letters of PEMDAS, you still have to know how to use the letters to help you solve.

Quick tips on how to solve order of operations problems.

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Copy of How to Solve Order of Operations Problems

If you think you know your order of operations (remember algebra class?) now's the time to put that to the test. Here's the problem: 6÷2(1+2) = ? A popular answer is one, but that answer is incorrect. Watch the video below to find out how this problem is solved, or scroll down to get the answer.

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Explain to students that you will show them a video that explains how to solve this problem and presents a way for you to remember the order of operations.

Help students understand how to solve multioperational problems with these useful order of operation worksheets
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Simplify this tricky expression using the order of operations

These order of operations worksheets will get your PEMDAS skills in operational order! for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition and Subtraction. This is the order in which operations are applied to solve more complex math problems that have multiple terms and multiple operations. Knowing how to solve order of operations problems is a critical prerequisite for algebra, and using PEMDAS as your mental cue to get the order of operations in math problems in general down first will make solving those equations a lot less confusing.

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Can you solve this math problem?: 6^2 ÷ 2(3) + 4 = ? There are two ways of looking at this problem with the order of operations. Basically, you can multiply the 2 and the 3 together first,or divide 6^2 by 2 before multiplying it by 3. The most common solutions to this problem are 10 and 58. Google calculator and WolframAlpha both yield 58 when given this problem. What did you get, and how did you solve this brain teaser? See an explanation in the video below.

Note: there can be more than one way to find a solution.