Don L. answered • 03/01/16

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Hi Stacey, the order of operation is sometimes confused because of certain mnemonics that exist. Multiplication and division have the same ranking. The same is true for addition and subtraction. The rule for multiplication and division or addition and subtraction, is first come, first served.

In this example, division comes before the multiplication, therefore, do the division first.

28 ÷ 7 = 4

Next, do the multiplication:

4 X 6 = 24.

Questions?

David W.

03/01/16