Table of Contents

- 1 Does multiplication and division have the same precedence?
- 2 Which arithmetic operations are on the same level of precedence as multiplication?
- 3 Are multiplication and division equal in order of operations?
- 4 Why does the order of multiplication not matter?
- 5 What does it mean that multiplication and division have equal precedence?
- 6 When does the Order of precedence matter in arithmetic?

## Does multiplication and division have the same precedence?

Multiplication has the same precedence as division, but multiplication and division have higher precedence than addition and subtraction have. The multiplication takes place first, the value is added to B, and then the result is assigned to A.

**Why are multiplication and division on the same level?**

Multiplication and division are closely related, given that division is the inverse operation of multiplication. This is because when we multiply two numbers (which we call factors), we get a result that we call a product. If we divide this product by one of the factors, we get the other factor as a result.

### Which arithmetic operations are on the same level of precedence as multiplication?

Multiplication, division and modulus are said to be on the same level of precedence. Addition and subtraction operations are applied last. If an expression contains several addition and subtraction operations, operators are applied from left to right.

**Does multiplication and division order matter?**

Multiplication and division can be done together. In other words, it doesn’t matter if you do division or multiplication first, but they must be done after parentheses and exponents and before addition and subtraction.

## Are multiplication and division equal in order of operations?

The order of operations requires that all multiplication and division be performed first, going from left to right in the expression. The order in which you compute multiplication and division is determined by which one comes first, reading from left to right.

**Why does multiplication has higher precedence than addition?**

In short, multiplication has higher priority because of the distributive law of multiplication over addition as well as it being repeated addition.

### Why does the order of multiplication not matter?

The commutative property says that the order of the numbers doesn’t matter in multiplication. So the order of the numbers doesn’t matter when describing an array.

**Is multiplication always done before division?**

There are no Exponents. We start with the Multiplication and Division, working from left to right. NOTE: Even though Multiplication comes before Division in PEMDAS, the two are done in the same step, from left to right. Addition and Subtraction are also done in the same step.

## What does it mean that multiplication and division have equal precedence?

To say the multiplication and division have equal precedence is to say that, in an unparenthesized expression, they are both to be performed before operations of lower precedence, such as addition and subtraction, and that they are both to be performed after operations of higher precedence, such as exponentiation.

**Do you do multiplication and Division in the same order?**

Yes, the operations of multiplication and division have the same priority; therefore, in evaluating a numerical expression, you perform whichever operation comes first in going from left to right. “Here is a summary of the ideas pertaining to simplifying numerical expressions.

### When does the Order of precedence matter in arithmetic?

When you have multiple binary operators written in ‘horizontal form’ such as in 80 ÷ 10 × 5, that are of the same precedence, you perform them in left-to-right order. So in this case, 80 ÷ 10 × 5 = 8 × 5 = 40 (and yes, the order does matter in this case and others like it).

**When do two operators have the same precedence?**

When an expression has two operators with the same precedence, the expression is evaluated according to its associativity.