# Is Bodmas and Pemdas the same?

## Is Bodmas and Pemdas the same?

To help students in the United States remember this order of operations, teachers drill the acronym PEMDAS into them: parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction. Other teachers use an equivalent acronym, BODMAS: brackets, orders, division and multiplication, and addition and subtraction.

**Which is correct Bodmas or Bomdas?**

Common misconception 1: BOMDAS tells me to do multiplication before division. Common misconception 2: BODMAS tells me to do division before multiplication….

Brackets | Either BODMAS or BOMDAS must be interpreted as implying the same order of operations. | |
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or | Subtraction |

**Why is Bodmas in that order?**

concept of operations and context help to understand order of BODMAS. The reason for the order of operations is that sums of products come up more often than products of sums, so we want an order of operations that lets us write sums of products efficiently.

### How old is Bedmas?

Many suspect that the concept, and especially the term “order of operations” and the “PEMDAS/BEDMAS” mnemonics, was formalized only in this century, or at least in the late 1800s, with the growth of the textbook industry.

**What country uses Bodmas?**

Most common in the UK, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Australia and some other English-speaking countries is BODMAS meaning either Brackets, Order, Division/Multiplication, Addition/Subtraction or Brackets, Of/Division/Multiplication, Addition/Subtraction. Nigeria and some other West African countries also use BODMAS.

**Does Bodmas apply if no brackets?**

Ans: Yes, we use the BODMAS rule to get the correct answer even if there are no brackets. If there are no brackets, start solving from ‘order’ or ‘of’ followed by Division or multiplication (whatever comes first from left to right) then by addition or subtraction (whatever comes first from left to right).

#### How do you do Bodmas without brackets?

If there are no brackets, start solving from ‘order’ or ‘of’ followed by Division or multiplication (whatever comes first from left to right) then by addition or subtraction (whatever comes first from left to right).