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    What steps should be taken to solve complex order of operation equations?

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    Recall that

    1. Brackets go first, (), [], {}. The most nested ones first.

    2. Then all negatives. eg. -(-5) becomes 5.

    3. Multiplication and division left to right.

    4. Addition and subtraction left to right.

    The real trick to these questions is to ...

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    This explains how to solve complex order of operation equations.