Description: The order of operations tells us the order to solve steps in expressions with more than one operation: groups, exponents, multiplication and division (from left to right), and addition and subtraction (from left to right). We're asked to simplify 8 plus 5 times 4 minus, and then in parentheses, 6 plus 10 divided by 2 plus 44. Whenever you see some type of crazy expression like this where you have parentheses and addition and subtraction and division, you always want to keep the order of operations in mind. So when you're doing order of operations, or really when you're evaluating any expression, you should have this in the front of your brain that the top priority goes to parentheses.*Teacher Advisor is 100% free.