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Complex order of operations

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.

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