# What is the full form of BODMAS

## BODMAS: Bracket, of, Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction

BODMAS stands for Bracket, of, Division, Multiplication, Addition, and Subtraction. It refers to the order of operations to solve an expression. It is also known as Bodmas rule, which tells which process to perform first to evaluate a given numerical expression. It is also known as PEDMAS ? Parentheses, Exponents, Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction. It is easy to solve a basic summation which has two numbers and one single operation, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. But if there are many numbers and different operations in an expression they how will you decide from where to start and which operation to perform first, which to perform second and third and so on. For such expressions, we need BODMAS, as it clears the confusion and tells us the right sequence of operations: Division, Multiplication, Addition, and Subtraction.

### For example:

20 x 5 + 40/2 = ?

Using BODMAS rule, in the above expression, first we need to perform division, followed by multiplication, and then addition. Such as:

• 40 / 2 = 20
• 20 x 5 = 100
• 100 + 20 = 120, so the answer is 120

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