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- initialism mathematics
brackets order division multiplication addition subtraction; a mnemonicfor arithmetic order of precedence, with B first and AS last.
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I know that the orders of operation associated with algebra can be summarised in the acronym BODMAS or any of several variations on that theme.
BODMAS (Brackets of division, multiplication, addition and subtraction) 4832 + 246 X 4 =
R13,692 + R19,912 - R10,534. 32 (BODMAS people) = R23069. 68 2
BIDMAS, BODMAS, I think the difference is the same as the lift vs elevator debate.