Order of Operations


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Order of Operations

The order of operations is a mathematical concept that we all learned way back in Elementary School. And it really determines the way that the calculations are done in any mathematical equation, whether we're doing them hand and paper, or if we're doing them on the computer, or even if we're punching them into a calculator. So if you'd like to, go grab yourself a pencil and paper so that you can follow along, and it will help you remember how to do these calculations. Also, open up a brand new worksheet. We're going to go over to cell A1.

And we're going to put in a very simple equation. Remembers to put in your equals sign and type in 3+2 *--and remember that's Shift+8--3, and hit your Enter key. That gives us the answer 9. Now how did it come up with that? If we click on cell A1, the order of the operations that was done, is that it does the multiplication first, so it'll take 2 and multiply it by 3, which gives me an answer of 6, and then add that answer...

Order of Operations
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Order of Operations provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Lorna Daly as part of the Excel 2007 Essential Training

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Business
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Excel
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