If the calculations involve a combination of brackets or parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction then you need to follow the **BEDMAS rules**:

**Step 1**: First, perform the operations within the brackets or parenthesis

**Step 2**: Second, evaluate the exponents.

**Step 3:** Third, perform multiplication and division from left to right.

**Step 4:** Fourth, perform addition and subtraction from left to right.

*Example:*

Calculate 2^{3} – 3 × (8 – 6) =

*Solution:*

2^{3} – 3 × (8 – 6) *(perform within brackets or parenthesis)*

= 2^{3} – 3 × 2 *(evaluate the exponent)*

= 8 – 3 × 2*(perform multiplication)
*= 8 – 6

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