# What do parentheses mean in math?

##### 1 Answer

May 30, 2016

The role of parenetheses in math is to change the order of operations.

#### Explanation:

The parenetheses are used in math to change the default order of operations. For example the value of expression

## 2+2*2

is

If we put the addition in brackets the value changes:

## (2+2)*2

The value of this expression is