Operating (No Doctor Needed)

Operating (no doctor needed)

Multiplication/division has precedence over addition/subtraction no matter the order:

3*4+2 = 14 and 2+3*4 = 14

12/4+5 = 8 and 5+12/4 = 8

Parenthesis take precedence over all other operations:

(2+3)*4 = 20

(6+3)/3 = 3

Exponents (**) take precedence over multiplication/division and subtraction/addition:

5*3**2 = 45 and 3**2*5 = 45

7+2**2 = 11 and 2**2+7 = 11

12-4**2 = -4

Addition and Subtraction occur in whichever order they appear:

7+5-9 = 3

9-5+7 = 11

Multiplication and Division occur in whichever order they appear in:

6/2*3 = 9

3*5/5 = 3

Final Example:

(5+6)+16/2**2 = 15

• The (5+6) occurs first since it is in parenthesis: 11+16/2**2
• Then the 2 is squared as exponents take precedence over division and addition: 11+16/4
• Then the division occurs: 11+4
• Finally it’s addition: 15

One thought on “Operating (No Doctor Needed)”

1. Loremaster Drofrethur says:

That’s definitely the most thorough explanation anyone has yet written for this quest. Drop by the emporium and pick yourself up 50 gold, OR a bathroom pass, OR a drink pass, your choice, for such exemplary work, 18askaggs. (You might want to buy a nice pronounceable name for yourself, when you have a chance…)