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Solving Problems, Order of Operations, and Distributive Property

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multistep problems
when more than one operation must be used to find a solution
parenthesis
symbol that indicates what must be solved first
order of operations
set of rules followed when evaluating an expression
distributive property
multiplying by taking one factor and breaking it into an addition or subtraction problem will not change the total
associative property
changing the grouping of numbers will not change the total in addition and multiplication
commutative property
changing the order of the numbers will not change the total in addition and multiplication