



 
Jenna, B stands for brackets or parentheses so you first perform the operation inside the parentheses, 18  4 = 14.
E stands for exponentiation so perform the exponential operation 14^{2} = 196.
The only operation remaining is division and 196/2 = 98.
Penny  


Math Central is supported by the University of Regina and The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. 