What is the full form of BODMASBODMAS: Bracket, of, Division, Multiplication, Addition and SubtractionBODMAS 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 the 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. Brackets → ( or ) ← Parenthesis Order → √ or X^{2 }← Exponents Division → ÷ or ÷ ← Division Multiplication → × or × ← Multiplication Addition → + or + ← Addition Subtraction →  or  ← 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 then 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 the BODMAS rule, in the above expression, first, we need to perform division, followed by multiplication, and then addition. Such as:
Conditions to adhere to:
Common Mistakes with Reference to the BODMAS RuleThe following are some frequent mistakes that can be made while using the BODMAS rule to simplify expressions:
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