# BODMAS and PEMDAS

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There's very known two rules BODMAS and PEMDAS. Lot more rules exist like GEMDAS, GIDMAS etc. But, BODMAS and PEMDAS are very known.

#### BODMAS :

`B : Bracket`

`O : Of`

`D : Division`

`M : Multiplication`

`A : Addition`

`S : Subtract`

Everyone understand the rule very easily while they can't understand PEMDAS, I was also one of them.

#### PEMDAS :

`P : Parenthesis`

`E : Exponent`

`M : Multiplication`

`D : Division`

`A : Addition`

`S : Subtract`

Multiplication places on Division(RTL -> Right to Left). Every people don't want to agree with it(BODMAS and PEMDAS are same).

But, I have confusion that, what is `Of`

in BODMAS and `Exponent`

in PEMDAS?

## 1 comment

Exponentiation is repeated multiplication, just as multiplication is repeated addition. As for the O in BODMAS, when I learned about it in elementary school, I too was taught that it was "Of", but that is likely because we hadn't been taught about powers then. It can also stand for "Orders", which is still a bit confusing (at least to me), but it means the same thing as the E in PEMDAS: Exponentiation. — user about 2 months ago