Letter from Prof 
THE ORDER OF OPERATIONS
Restated it's: Functions, Parentheses first, next Roots or Exponents, then Multiply or Divide (left to right) then Add or Subtract (left to right): Finally Please, Readily Excuse, My Dear Aunt Sally. 


THE ORDER OF OPERATIONS (Topmost First)

Simplify. 



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