# PEMDAS: compute 2 + 2 × 2

by Jim
(Marion, MI)

Use PEMDAS to calculate the value of the expression shown below.

PEMDAS stands for: parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction

PEMDAS order tells you what operation to complete first, second, . . . etc.

2 + 2 × 2

Is the answer 8 or 6 ?

### Comments for PEMDAS: compute 2 + 2 × 2

 Apr 01, 2013 Calculate by: Staff Answer Part I Expression to evaluate Step 1: evaluate PARENTHESES PEMDAS order of evaluation: PARENTHESES, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction There are no expressions enclosed in parentheses Step 2: evaluate EXPONENTS PEMDAS order of evaluation: parentheses, EXPONENTS, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction There are no exponents to evaluate. Step 3: MULTIPLICATION PEMDAS order of evaluation: parentheses, exponents, MULTIPLICATION, division, addition, Step 4: DIVISION PEMDAS order of evaluation: parentheses, exponents, multiplication, DIVISION, addition, subtraction There is no place where division must be completed. ---------------------------------------------------------------------

 Apr 01, 2013 Calculate by: Staff --------------------------------------------------------------------- Part II Step 5: evaluate ADDITION & SUBTRACTION PEMDAS order of evaluation: parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, ADDITION, SUBTRACTION The final answer is: This problem also illustrates how important it is to include parentheses to clarify the order of operations. To ensure every reader understands the expression, it should have been written Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com