WME@Kimpton Middle
Order of OperationsWho goes first and who goes next? That is the order we are talking about here. When carrying out mathematical operations with numbers, the concept of order is important. But before we look at the order of operations, let's first talk about operators we use for arithmetic operations.
An operator is not one who works at a telephone exchange :). In mathematics, an operator is a symbol such as + that we put between two numbers to denote an operation such as add.
Remember what power means? It means repeated multiplication. For example, 10^3 (10 to the power 3) means 10*10*10. Sometimes, instead of the ^ we put the power as a superscript.
10^{3} is the same as 10 ^ 3 or 10 ** 3


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