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Posted: 1/11/2005 1:17:43 PM EDT
Woe is me...

After many years away from school, I am going back tonight.
I need to finish my degree to be eligible for a promotion to Lt. with the fire dept I work for.

I start an algebra class tonight.

Someone once told me an anogram that helps you remember the order in which to work the parts of a equation (i.e. brackets, parentheses, ect.)

anybody know this anogram? I forgot it.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 1:25:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2005 1:26:07 PM EDT by sherm8404]
King
Philip
Cuts
Old
Family
Gold
and
Silver.
.
.
.
Oops


Damn biology.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 1:26:57 PM EDT
If you have numbers to fill in all the variables in an equation, start at the inner most parentheses and work your way out to the equals sign. There aren't any tricks - if you have a polynomial of two or three or more terms, each term must handled independently until you can add them together.

It's not the answer you're looking for, but I don't know any other simple way to answer.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 1:26:58 PM EDT
I don't recall any anogram..Just start from the inner most enclosed part of the equation and do the lowest order first. Addition, subtraction, then multiplication, division, then exponents, roots
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 1:27:36 PM EDT
I think the one you want is PEMDAS.

Parenthesis
Exponentiation
Mult­iplication
Division
Addition
Subtrac­tion
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 1:27:39 PM EDT
My dear aunt sally
mutiply, divide, add and subtract in that order there more to it
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 1:28:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2005 1:29:35 PM EDT by ColonelKlink]
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 1:31:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sherm8404:
King
Philip
Cuts
Old
Family
Gold
and
Silver.
.
.
.
Oops


Damn biology.



Yep. On Old Olympic Towering Tops A Finn And German Viewed Some Hops...
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 1:32:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mace:
I think the one you want is PEMDAS.

Parenthesis
Exponentiation
Mult­iplication
Division
Addition
Subtrac­tion



I think thats it...but where do brackets fall in that order? first, right?
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 1:32:27 PM EDT
Bad
Boys
Rape
Our
Young
Girls<­BR>But
Violet
Gives
Willingly

Opps, sorry, that's for the colors indicating a resister's value.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 1:33:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HardShell:

Originally Posted By sherm8404:
King
Philip
Cuts
Old
Family
Gold
and
Silver.
.
.
.
Oops


Damn biology.



Yep. On Old Olympic Towering Tops A Finn And German Viewed Some Hops...



Not looking for cranial nerves
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 2:24:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By madmedic:

Originally Posted By mace:
I think the one you want is PEMDAS.

Parenthesis
Exponentiation
Mult­iplication
Division
Addition
Subtrac­tion



I think thats it...but where do brackets fall in that order? first, right?



Brackets are the same as parenthesis, so you just handle them the same way.
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