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Order of Operations Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally When solving equations you should always follow these rules: Do what's in PARENTHESES FIRST Evaluate EXPONENTS SECOND Perform DIVISION AND MULTIPLICATION working from LEFT TO RIGHT as you ENCOUNTER them. Perform SUBTRACTION AND ADDITION working from LEFT TO RIGHT as you ENCOUNTER them. 1.) 5 + 2(18 ­ 6/2 * 3 + 4) 2.) (6/3 *4 ­7 + 7*3)/4 ­ 2 1 Ex. Ex. 2