Order of Operation Parenthesis = You do the math that is INSIDE the ( ) first. Exponents = A number or variable that has a “Power”. Power 2 10 4 5 BASE 4 n 10 y Multiplication Inverse Division Addition Inverse Subtraction Left to Right Left to Right Vocabulary: Variable Any letter of the alphabet or symbol that represents a number or set of numbers. Ex. Example: n = 6 Inverse “Un-Does” NOTES: If there is no parenthesis or exponents do multiplication first. Then go LEFT to RIGHT.