## Wednesday, November 2, 2011

### IS OPERATING IN THE CORRECT ORDER REALLY THAT IMPORTANT?

Does a doctor need to operate in a particular order?
Is there a correct order for getting ready for school?
Is it better to do classwork and practice skills before you take the test?
Is it safer to know how to drive before you go on a road trip?
Is it better to start reading at the beginning of the book?

YES!!!!!

There is a PARTICULAR order we should do things for almost every activity we do in life. In math there is a particular order that we have to work problems. This is called the ORDER OF OPERATIONS, there is an order that we have to work out math problems especially when there are multiple operations used in 1 problem.

Check this out!!! With this problem, 9 + (2 x 4) - 22 ÷ 4, I bet some of you would get 10 and some of you would get 16. Which is correct?

Look at the following stuff to see if it helps you decide

 PARENTHESES

 EXPONENTS

 25 + 6 - 8

 31 - 8

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 ANSWERS: 1.) 24, 2.) 17, 3.) 365
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So what is the answer to 9 + (2 x 4) - 22 ÷ 4? Is it 10 or 16?

1. Jesse Hedrick,

3. Jessica .p. Thinks its 16!!!!

4. Ke\$ha.. AKA Candice (;November 2, 2011 at 7:12 PM

16 is the answer. Btw, what if Ke\$ha comments on your blog would you freak out? Hhaha

5. Meghan Walker says 16

6. kalin \$kagg\$