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addaword.gifdefinition of bodmas

a way of remembering the order of operations in maths: Brackets Of Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction
Submitted by: diya from India on 15/12/2011 13:42:00
Definition of bodmas from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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