i ******* hate my 1st grade math teacher. she taught us so that i thought the answer is 0, noow im hearing from everyone that i need to use PEMDAS on it.... IM SO CONFUSED!!!
Depends where you go and what they have to teach you. In middle school, I learned that multiplication only came first if it was in parentheses, and that was it. It's also really annoying when someone is like "omg I learned that when I was so young, you're stupid" It's not anyone's fault that their teachers or school district is retarded and doesn't teach the right way how to do math.
ah, thank you, so yea it's basically the same thing, B=brackets so that's () so that makes sense and I=indices meaning 2 squared/cubed/to the power of 4 etc. i can now understand what people say when they continuously go on about it...