Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 1 - Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra - 1.1 - Numerical and Algebraic Expressions - Concept Quiz 1.1 - Page 6: 8



Work Step by Step

Order of operations states that multiplication and division should be performed from left to right. Since this expression only contains multiplication and division, we would start at the left and work our way across to the right. Therefore, the first operation we would perform is $24\div6$, not $6\cdot2$.
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