BODMAS
Definition  :  Brackets, Orders, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction 
Category  :  Academic & Science » Mathematics 
Country/Region  :  Worldwide 
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Mnemonic

What does BODMAS mean?
BODMAS stands for Brackets, Orders, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction. BODMAS is a rule used to execute operations in a given mathematical expression. It is a mnemonic which can be used to remember the order in which to solve a mathematical problem. According to the BODMAS rule: Brackets first, followed by Orders (powers and roots), then division, multiplication, addition, and subtraction from left to right. Brackets mean the parts of a calculation inside brackets always come first. Orders mean the numbers involving powers or square roots. Solving the problem in the wrong order will result in a wrong answer.
In the United States, the term PEMDAS is commonly used, which stands for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication/Division, Addition/Subtraction.
In Canada and New Zealand, the term BEDMAS is commonly used, which stands for Brackets, Exponents, Division/Multiplication, Addition/Subtraction.
In the United Kingdom, the term BIDMAS is commonly used, which stands for Brackets, Indices, Division/Multiplication, Addition/Subtraction.