# Practising using the BIDMAS rule

BIDMAS: Brackets, Indices, Division and Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction

Try and find the answers to these questions.

Question

Q1. Work out the value of the following:

a)

b)

c)

d)

e)

a) In BIDMAS multiplication comes before subtraction, so work out the multiplication first and then do the subtraction:

b) Brackets come first, so:

c) In BIDMAS, division comes before addition, so:

d) Brackets come first, so:

e) BIDMAS states that brackets come before multiplication, so work out the bracket first:

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