What is difference between BODMAS, BEDMAS, BIDMAS, PEDMAS and PEMDAS?
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Mnemonics are used to help students remember the rules, the first letters of words representing different operations. Different mnemonics are in use in different english speakin countries.
Use of BODMAS, BEDMAS, BIDMAS, PEMDAS, PEDMAS in different countries.
PEMDAS, BODMAS, BODMAS, and BIDMAS being the most common are preferred depend on English-speaking country where the term is being used.
BODMAS
BODMAS is most common in UK, Australia, Europe, South Africa, India, Pakistan etc. It stands for Brackets, Order, Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction.
BEDMAS
BEDMAS is famous in Canada and New Zealand. It stands for Brackets, Exponent, Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction.
BIDMAS
BIDMAS is use in Nigeria, West African countries. It stands for Brackets, Indexes, Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction.
Actually BODMAS, BEDMAS, BIDMAS are approximate same, the second letter is O, E or I (E for Exponent, I for Index, and O for orders) there all different words used in different countries but meaning is same.
PEMDAS
PEMDAS is use in US. It stands for Parentheses, Exponents, Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction.
Comparison of BODMAS, BEDMAS, BIDMAS, PEMDAS, PEDMAS (Step by Step)
Let us compare the above all order of operating system one by one.
1. P or B
In all above mnemonics the first letter is P or B (P for Parentheses or B for Bracketing) indicates that whatever is enclosed or covered by a bracketing symbol (brackets [], braces {}, vinculum (——), absolute value bars | | etc.) is to be done first.
2. O, E or I
The second letter is O, E or I (E for Exponent, I for Index, and O for orders) there all different words used in different countries but meaning is same, they use for applying an exponent to a base to calculate a power or a root.
All the basic arithmetic operations (÷, ×, +, -) are to be done next.
3. D & M
The next is D & M (D for division and M for Multiplication) this level created confusions because it is little difference in BODMAS and PEMDAS. And people mixed the different order of operations.
In BODMAS it is simple to remember that just follow the order B, O, D, M, A and S. mean first solve division then solve multiplication.
In PEMDAS multiplications and divisions it is must solve left to right mean first start solving from left to right. Here in PEMDAS order of the D and M does not matter just solve division and multiplication from left to right. Because the order of the D and M does not matter. Here there is still no difference between BODMAS, BEDMAS, BIDMAS and PEMDAS and the result of any question in most cases will be remain same.
4. A & S
The last is A & S (A for addition and S for Subtraction) the is same as D & M.
In BODMAS it still simple that just follow the order B, O, D, M, A then S. mean first solve addition then solve subtraction.
In PEMDAS addition and subtraction it is must solve from left to right mean first start solving from left to right. Here in PEMDAS order of the A and S does not matter just solve division and multiplication from left to right. because the order of the A and S does not matter,
As discussion above it clear that there are no technical diffrence in BODMAS, BEDMAS, BIDMAS and PEMDAS they are completely equivalent.
Note
If there are multiple layers of exponents or brackets stacked one above another, then solve and convert it into simple numbers before solution of basic arithmetic operations (÷, ×, +, -).
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