Quandaries
and Queries 

I'm trying to solve this question, and I can't seem to remember the rules back from my high school days. (40 x 8 ) / 2 + 55  15 = Can you help me with the answer? Cheers, Andrew 

Hi Andrew, The precedence order is to first do anything that is inside parentheses, next any exponentiation, then any division, followed by any multiplication and finally additions and subtractions. Some people remember this with the acronym PEDMAS. Thus, for your problem 40 times 8 is inside the parentheses so start with
Now the division
And finally the addition and subtraction
Harley 

