Can these steps be skipped or rearranged? Explain your answers. Provide an

algebraic expression for your classmate to

simplify.

think PEMDAS. The order of operations!

1. Parenthesis

2. Exponents (powers)

3. Multiplication

4. addition/subtraction

The steps can not be switched or skipped.

example: 5*(8+9) +4 = 89 without the parenthesis we have 5*8+9+4 = 53

## Comments

ya taken a test, Jason? Or do you really want to understand this stuff?

Stuart