If you are trying to solve the problem 6+3x4 where do you start? Fortunatly the rules for the order of operations have been around for hundreds of years to help eliminate the guesswork. A very common method to remember the correct order of operations is PEMDAS, which most people remember by using the expression:

P = Parentheses

E= Exponents

M= Multiplication

D= Division

A= Addition

S=Subtraction

Always work Multiplication, Division, Addition,and Subtraction from Left to Right