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BK it’s the order that you work out equations.  Each letter stands for a different function.

example:

2 + 3 x 5 = 17 (not 25).
The x is always worked out before the +

 

There are more BODMAS rules but that example will do

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Beekay, thank your lucky stars you didn't have to suffer double maths with Barmy Colleen at The Manning!

 

As if the Ian Paisleyesque tones weren't punishment enough, there was also the  undecipherable scrawl all over the board, chalk/board duster/wooden ruler/hardback text book missiles to dodge and the threat of burning in hell/eternal damnation for not being Catholics!

 

Maths was just boring compared to all that!

 

If you're listening,  Barmy Colleen, the answer is lemon meringue pi.   :blink:.  My favourite :Kiss:

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I don't recall when I learned it but nowadays BODMAS is covered in Primary School.

The order in which the mathematical 'operators' are considered is:

Brackets

Order (meaning powers and roots in this context - sometimes cited as Indices, making the acronym BIDMAS)

Division

Multiplication

Addition

Subtraction

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The Moon is actually made of cheese.

 

Must be true there are witnesses,  a man and a Dog went there and proved it.

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Crackin' bit o' cheese, Gromit.

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