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# What do the parenthesis do in math?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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Based on the order of operations (PEMDAS), it states all inside the parenthesis goes first. For example, if you had the problem (1+3) x 4, you would do the 1+3 first, then multiply it by 4.

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