Posted by **Lea** on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 10:44am.

can someon help please.

why is it important that you follow the steps rather than solve the problem from left to right?I have no clue. this is my first time taking algebra

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**bobpursley**, Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:06am
The language of Algebra is precise, and built into it is an expectation that the user will follow the order of operations rules. Going from left to right is not in those rule, and can lead to erroneous results.

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**Michelle**, Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 4:59pm
You have to follow the Order of Operations. Try this phrase out. "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" PEMDAS

P=parantheses E= Exponents M=Multiplication D=Division A=Addition S=Subtraction

It sounds stupid but it works.

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**barbara**, Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 8:04pm
Discussion Question 1-- Please post a 150-300-word response to the following discussion question by clicking on Reply. Be sure to answer completely. Systems of equations can be solved by graphing or by using substitution or elimination. What are the pros and cons of each method? Which method do you like best? Why? What circumstances would cause you to use a different method? Consider responding to your classmates by indicating pros and cons they may not have considered or persuading them to see the value of the method you like best (if you chose different methods). Describe situations in which you might use their methods of solving.

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