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Order of Operations Follow these steps when solving problems: 1) 2) 3) 4) Complete any operations in parentheses first. Find the value of any exponents. Complete multiplication and division, moving from left to right. Complete addition and subtraction, moving from left to right. Remember…if division is farther left than multiplication, solve the division first. If subtraction is farther left than addition, solve the subtraction first. But always solve multiplication before division. For example: 48 – 5 + 7 x 2² ÷ (4-3) 48 – 5 + 7 x 2² ÷ 1 48 – 5 + 7 x 4 ÷ 1 48 – 5 + 28 ÷ 1 48 – 5 + 28 43 + 28 71 parentheses completed exponent completed multiplication completed division completed subtraction completed addition completed When you show your work, your answer should look like an upside down triangle!