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Order of Operations with Fractions
Evaluate Exponents
Multiply and divide
1. MAT 040: Basic Math Learning Unit 6: Handout
Order of Operations with Fractions
Order of Operations
1. Do all operations inside parentheses and other grouping symbols.
2. Evaluate exponents.
3. Multiply and divide from left to right.
4. Add and subtract from left to right.
Example 1
Solve. There are no operations inside parentheses so
evaluate the exponents first.
Multiply next.
Always multiply before adding or subtracting.
Now subtract. Remember to get a common
denominator when subtracting.
Example 2
Solve. There are no operations inside parentheses so
evaluate the exponents first.
Multiply next.
Always multiply before adding or subtracting.
Find a common denominator
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Example 3
Solve. Perform operations inside parentheses first.
Find a common denominator when
Now add and subtract from left to right.
Find a common denominator for all
the denominators.
Example 4
Solve. Multiply and divide from left to right.
When dividing, invert and multiply.
Add and subtract from left to right.
Get a common denominator.
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Example 5
Solve. Always multiply before adding or subtracting.
Find a common denominator when
subtracting fractions.
Example 6
Solve. Always divide before adding or subtracting.
When dividing, invert and multiply.
Get a common denominator when
subtracting fractions.
Example 7
Add or subtract from left to right.
Get a common denominator when subtracting.
Get a common denominator when adding.
Reduce.
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Example 8
Perform operations inside the parentheses first.
Get a common denominator when
Next evaluate the exponents.
Next multiply before adding or subtracting.
Get a common denominator when adding or
subtracting fractions.
Next add or subtract from left to right.
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Example 9
The following rainfall amounts were recorded: June inches, July inches, August inches and
September inches. Find the average rainfall for the four months.
To find the average amount of rainfall in this problem, add the numbers and divide by the
number of numbers. So you will add the four numbers and divide by 4.
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13
Now divide this sum by 4.
The average rainfall is inches.
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Example 10
Bob weighed pounds, Bill weighed and John weighed pounds.
Find the average weight for the three boys.
To find the average weight in this problem, add the numbers and divide by the number of
numbers. So you will add the three numbers and divide by 3.
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487
Now divide this sum by 3.
The average weight is pounds