It’s not uncommon for students to ask, “When will I actually use this in my daily life?” When it comes to the Order of Operations, chances are, you’ve probably used this concept before.
For example, say you want to buy a $5 bottle of lotion for 10 family members and 4 friends from work. How much money do you need to budget? To figure this out, you need to use the Order of Operations:
5 * (10 + 4)
= 5 * 14
If you don’t use the Order of Operations, your answer will be off:
5 * 10 + 4
50 + 4
Now it’s your turn to develop your own “real-world” scenario that illustrates the Order of Operations. Your post should include the following:
A mathematical expression that represents your unique scenario.
A step-by-step explanation of how the Order of Operations is used to find your answer.