the problem is, 4x8-18 divided by 6= do you solve this by doing 4x8=32 then by dividing 18by 6= 3, then subtracting 3 from 32 = 29? If not what is the order of operation?
thanks Nicole K-6

Hi Nicole,

The convention is that when you perform arithmetic operations you multiply and divide before you add or subtract. Thus with your problem

4x8 - 18/6

First perform the multiplication and division
32 - 3

and then the subtraction

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