Linear Algebra For Dummies
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The order of operations in algebra means solving first for exponents or roots, then multiplication, division, addition, and last for subtraction. The steps for the order of operations also require attention to mathematical grouping symbols, such as parentheses and brackets.

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Mary Jane Sterling taught algebra, business calculus, geometry, and finite mathematics at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, for more than 30 years. She is the author of several For Dummies books, including Algebra Workbook For Dummies, Algebra II For Dummies, and Algebra II Workbook For Dummies.

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