Explain the BODMAS rule with example.


BODMAS is an acronym and by understanding this acronym, it is easy for us to keep in mind the order of the operations while solving different kinds of mathematical problems or operations.

The meanings of different words of this acronym are given below;

  • B → Bracket
    It means that first of all, we have to solve the brackets in the mathematical operation. As there are four different kinds of brackets. First of all, we have to solve “━”. Secondly, we have to solve (). Thirdly, we have to solve {}. At last, we have to solve [].
  • O → Of or Orders
    It means that we will have to solve all the numbers which have powers and brackets.
  • D → Division
    It means that we have to perform the division operation.
  • M → Multiplication
    It means that we have to perform the multiplication operation.
  • A → Addition
    After that, we have to add numbers or terms.
  • S → Subtraction
    At last, we have to subtract the numbers or terms.

    For example,

$5 + (4 \times 3^2 + 1)$

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Brackets first and then Orders: $5 + (4 \times 9 + 1)$

Then Multiply: $ 5 + (36 + 1)$

Then Add: $5 + (37)$

The last operation is Add: $42$.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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