Order of Operations There is a
mnemonic associated with the first letter of every step that may help you to memorize the steps: (P) Please, (E) Excuse, (M) My, (D) Dear, (A)
Aunt, (S) Sally. The first step (P) stands for
parenthesis … meaning that you are to evaluate all grouping symbols first, including
braces, brackets, parenthesis, and absolute value. The
second step (E) stands for The views and
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