Have you ever taken a math class?
And then you’re probably familiar with the order of operations, right?
It’s commonly used in algebra. Basically it says that…
So 2*27+19-78 will start by multiplying 2 by 27. But if you use parentheses like this…
…then your multiplication happens last!
So where did this order of operations come from? Whose fault is it? =^)
You'll still find textbooks that don't fully agree with each other, but the basics are commonly set now, and the world is full of order and peace, thanks to the Order of Operations!
- User Ed