# SOLUTION: I am in a refresher math course and remember having to do things in parentheses first but not sure what next. This is the problem 5 + [4 + (12-4) divided by 2 ] .I got 4 but I'm no

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 Question 566110: I am in a refresher math course and remember having to do things in parentheses first but not sure what next. This is the problem 5 + [4 + (12-4) divided by 2 ] .I got 4 but I'm not sure if this is correct .can you please help ,I'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you.Answer by jcarena(2)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!In mathematics and computer programming, the order of operations (sometimes called operator precedence) is a rule used to clarify unambiguously which procedures should be performed first in a given mathematical expression. Parenthesis, Exponent, Multiplication, Division, Add, and Subtraction also known as: Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally (PEMDAS) 5 + [4 + ( 12-4) ÷ 2] = 5 + [4 + (8)÷ 2 ] = 5 + [ 4 + 4 ] = 5 + 8 = 13