# What is pemdas - Definition and Meaning

### PEMDAS :

PEMDAS stands for parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction. PEMDAS tells you the "order of operation" when there are two or more operations in a single expression. The order of letters in PEDMAS would guide what to perform first, second, third and so on. As the original acronym is quite difficult to remember, its turned into phrase "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally."

#### Example :

2 x 9 + 8
Here we can calculate the example in two ways.
**2 x 9** + 8 = **18** + 8 = 26 (or)
2 x ** 9 + 8 ** = 2 x **17** = 19
Here we have got two answers, but how to identify which answer is correct. PEMDAS let you to find the correct one.
PEMDAS tells Multiplication to be performed first, thus the correct answer is **26**

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