okay it's break time for me. it's too much to absorb in one day. maybe this will help me understand and remember this stuff. it's been 20 years. LOL What is the importance of the order of operations?

7 years agoAnd how does it help when doing algebra?

7 years agoWell. . . without it, there'd be pure anarchy.

7 years agoIf there were no standard rules to follow, everyone could just make up their own math.

7 years agoDo you cook and follow recipes at all?

7 years agoyea

7 years agoWell, you know sometimes you have to do things in a certain order. You have to mix your butter and your sugar, etc. to bake your cookies otherwise they won't come out right.

7 years agoIt might not be the best analogy :\

7 years agoBut, if you have 3 + 7 * 2

7 years agoand you follow ord of operations

7 years agoyou get 3 + (14) = 17

7 years agobut if you don't, you get 10 * 2 = 20

7 years agohope this helps

7 years ago