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Order of Operations ExtraTopic: Exponents

If you know what exponents are and use them in equations then you need to do any exponents before you do multiplication and division:

* Go from left to right and do any equations that are inside parentheses.

* Start again from the left and go from left to right and do any exponents.

* Start again from the left and go from left to right and do any multiplication and division equations.

* Start again from the left and go from left to right and do any addition and subtraction equations.

Here's an example that has an exponent of 3 and a base of 2:

23 = 2 × 2 × 2 = 8