# How do you find the value of 18+6 div 3?

Oct 19, 2016

$20$

#### Explanation:

More important than blindly following BODMAS, PEDMAS or any other of the numerous acronyms, is to understand what they mean and what they all have in common.

1. There are different operations which are done in an expression.
2. Some operations are stronger than others, Stronger operations are done first, and the weaker ones last.
3. In order of strength, the operations are:
powers and roots
-multiplication division
$\textcolor{red}{18} \textcolor{b l u e}{+ 6 \div 3}$ has 2 terms
$= \textcolor{red}{18} \textcolor{b l u e}{+ 2}$
$= 20$