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Chapter 6. Automating Calculations with ... > Learning the Order of Operations

Learning the Order of Operations

One of your grade school math teachers probably introduced you to the order of operations, which governs the order in which a series of mathematical equations is performed. Excel follows this standard order of operations, as well. In every formula, Excel performs the equations from left to right in the following order, which gives some operators precedence over others:

1stAll operations in parentheses
2ndExponential equations or operations
3rdMultiplication and division
4thAddition and subtraction



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