In this post, we will learn the order that needs to be followed to solve combined operations: **addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division**. The combined operations cannot be performed at random, an order must be followed.

**Step 1: Perform operations that are within parenthesis.**

For example: 3 x (2 + 4).

First, we do the operation inside the parenthesis: 2 + 4 = 6.

Then we perform the operation: 3 x 6 = **18.**

**Step 2: perform multiplication and division, always from left to right.**

For example: 24 ÷ 6 x 2.

First, we perform the division because it is further to the left than the multiplication: 24 ÷ 6 = 4.

Then we do the multiplication: 4 x 2 = **8.**

**Step 3: Finally, do additions and subtractions.**

For example: 2 + 3 x 5.

First, we do the multiplication: 3 x 5 = 15.

Then we take the sum: 2 + 15 = **17.**

##### Example #1 of Combined Operations:

#### 6 + (8-3) x 2

First we complete the operation in parenthesis: 8 – 3 = 5.

From here, we have: 6 + 5 x 2.

Now we do the multiplication: 5 x 2 = 10.

And finally we have addition: 6 + 10 =** 16.**

##### Example #2 of Combined Operations:

** 21 ÷ 3 + 7 x 4**

The first operation to be completed is in the parenthesis but in this case, there are none.

The next thing to do is multiplication and division: 21/3 = 7 and on the other 7 x 4 = 28

Now we only have addition to complete: 7 + 28 = **35**

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## Crizza Leah CalanaoJun 05 2019, 10:16 AM

Thanks for more 😘

## ALNov 23 2017, 7:51 PM

Very good explanation！Thanks!