BODMAS stands for Bracket, Of, Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction. The BODMAS is used to explain the order of operations of a mathematical expression. It is an essential mathematical concept used in an array of places where you need to solve complex equations. It helps in solving simplification questions and reduces calculation time in most cases. Therefore, it is mandatory to have a stronghold over this concept from the start. To all those who are trying their hands on various competitive exams or preparing this topic for scholastic exams like SAT, GMAT or GRE, here is a blog with BODMAS questions to practice.
This Blog Includes:
 What is BODMAS?
 BODMAS Rule Full form
 Tips to Remember BODMAS Rule
 BODMAS vs PEMDAS
 When to Use BODMAS?
 BODMAS Quiz
 How to Solve BODMAS Questions?
 BODMAS Rules
 BODMAS Worksheet for Class 10
 Solved BODMAS Questions and Answers
 BODMAS Questions For Class 4
 BODMAS Questions For Class 5
 BODMAS Questions For Class 6
 Order Of Operations
 FAQs
What is BODMAS?
BODMAS stands for:
B: Brackets
O: Order of Indices
D: Division
M: Multiplication
A: Addition
S: Subtraction
Now, let us understand the order in which it is used in mathematics
B ➝ O ➝ D ➝ M ➝ A ➝ S
Starting from ‘B’ and moving towards the right of the word will give you correct and quick answers for those complex equations. Refer to the table below for a better understanding of this concept.
Letters  Steps 
Brackets (B)  Break down the problems inside the brackets 
Orders of Indices (O)  Solve the indices such as roots, powers, etc 
Division (D)  Divide the numbers which are given 
Multiplication (M)  Multiply the numbers next. 
Addition (A)  Sum up the next numbers 
Subtraction (S)  Subtract the numbers left in the end. 
BODMAS Rule Full form
BODMAS stands for Brackets, Orders, Division, Multiplication, Addition, and Subtraction, as we discussed before. We should do these actions in the correct order when implementing the BODMAS rule.
B  Brackets  ( ), { }, [ ] 
O  Order of  Square roots, indices, exponents and powers 
D  Division  ÷, / 
M  Multiplication  ×, * 
A  Addition  + 
S  Subtraction  – 
Tips to Remember BODMAS Rule
Following are the guidelines for utilising the BODMAS rule to simplify the expression:
 First, make the brackets simpler.
 Exponent or rootterm solutions
 Make a division or multiplication (from left to right)
 Carry out the operation of addition or subtraction (from left to right)
BODMAS vs PEMDAS
Two acronyms that are used to recall the order of operations are BODMAS and PEMDAS. Nearly identical to the PEMDAS rule is the BODMAS rule. Because certain terms are recognised by different names in several nations, there is a variance in the abbreviation. When applying the BODMAS rule or the PEMDAS rule, it’s important to keep in mind that we solve the operation that comes first from the left side of the equation when we reach the stage of division and multiplication. For both addition and subtraction, the same approach applies: we solve the operation that appears first on the left side.
When to Use BODMAS?
When a mathematical equation has many operations, BODMAS is utilised. The BODMAS approach has a set of guidelines that must be followed in order. This provides a suitable framework to generate an original response for each mathematical phrase.
Conditions to follow:
 If there is any bracket, open the bracket, then add or subtract the terms. a + (b + c) = a + b + c, a + (b – c) = a + b – c
 If there is a negative sign just open the bracket, and multiply the negative sign with each term inside the bracket. a – (b + c) ⇒ a – b – c
 If there is any term just outside the bracket, multiply that outside term with each term inside the bracket. a(b + c) ⇒ ab + ac
BODMAS Quiz
BODMAS Questions
Here are some BODMAS questions for you:
 Simplify 25 – [20 – {10 (753)}
 Find out the answer for 100 – 3 [20 + {50 – 40}]
 7 + (8 3×2)
 What would be the answer for 50 [20 +{ 30 ( 20 5)}]
 Find the value of 150 [10 +{ 3 ( 20 5)}]
 Simplify 1៖ 3/7 x (6+8X32)+ [1/5៖ 7/25 – {3/7 + 8/14} ]
 Using the rule of BODMAS, determine the answer of 18 ៖ 10 – 4 + 32 ៖ (4+ 10 ៖ 2 – 1)
 10 – [ 6 {7 – (6 8 – 5)}] solve the following
 What will the answer of this question 5x ¼ ៖ 3/7 + [45/24 2/3 + 5/6 x 2/5 ]
 1800 ៖ 10 {( 12 – 6) + (24 – 12)}
 1/2 [{ 2 (1 + 2) 10} 15] x 3
 20 – [6 {4 – (8 – 6 + 3)}]
 According to the BODMAS rule, find out the value of y: 36 ៖ 2 + y x 3 – 22 = 8
 Determine the correct answer for (1/4 + 7/4) – 2
 45 x 3 x 7 x [22/11+ 36/12]
 Solve this question using the BODMAS rule: 2 [2 + 2 {39 2 (17 + 2)}]
 Solve this BODMAS Question (17 x 18)៖ 10 x 2 (2+ 13) 25
 (3 + 3) x (3 ៖ 3) x (3×3) solve this problem using BODMAS rule
 2550 – [510 {270 – ( 90 80 + 70)}]
 [29 ( 2) {6 – (7 – 3)}] ៖ [3 x {5 + (3) x (2)}] solve this complex equation using the BODMAS rule
 63 (3) {2 83} ៖ 3 {5+ (2) (1)}
 What will be the answer of this BODMAS question: 27 – [38 – {46 – (15 13 2)}]
 25 1/25 {5+ 4 – (3+ 2 1 + 3)}
How to Solve BODMAS Questions?
The BODMAS rules simplify a mathematical equation by breaking it down. Let’s solve a BODMAS question to understand its rules.
Example: 4(10+15÷5×42×2)
Solve the Brackets:
Here, you must calculate the inside bracket first.
4(10+15÷5×42×2)
Within the Bracket, solve the division section first
4(10+15÷5x42×2)
Next, within the bracket itself, solve the multiplication
4(10+3×4–2×2)
Next, within the bracket, solve the addition
4(10+124)
At last, within the bracket, solve the subtraction:
4(224)
Once the bracket is solved, pick up the number from the outside and solve the ‘Of’ section by multiplication:
=4×18
Answer=72
So,the result of 4(10+15÷5×42×2)= 72
You can solve even the most complicated mathematical questions using this BODMAS rule of Brackets of Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction.
Here is the order of operations rule in BODMAS:
BODMAS Rules
As per the BODMAS rule, the first thing you need to do while solving a question is the simplification of brackets. But do you know how to simplify brackets? Don’t worry, let’s discover ways of removing brackets and expanding an expression with the help of an example:
Suppose we have an equation x (y + z), to open brackets and expand the terms, we will use the Distributive Property which states that a (b + c) = ab + bc. Therefore the given equation will become: x (y + z) =xy + xz.
We hope the simplification of brackets is clear to you now. Let us look at some complex examples for a better understanding.
Example 1: Expand and simplify 9 (5 + 3)
Solution
In question 9 (5 + 3) let us use the Distributive Property [a (b + c) = ab + bc]
9 (5 + 3) = 9 × 5 + 9 × 3
= 45 + 27
= 72
Therefore, the answer is 72.
Example 2: Expand and simplify 11 (2y+ 3)
Solution:
We will again use the Distributive Property [a (b + c) = ab + bc] to proceed with question 11 (2y + 3). The equation will become:
11 (2y + 3) = 11 × 2y + 11 × 3
= 22y + 33
Therefore, the answer is 22y + 33!
BODMAS Worksheet for Class 10
We have prepared an exclusive BODMAS worksheet for you to practice the BODMAS rules:
Must Read: Maths Formulas for Class 10
Solved BODMAS Questions and Answers
BODMAS is an important topic of Maths which is a part of class 8 Maths, class 10 Maths and class 9 ICSE Maths. Thus to explain this topic better, we have solved a few BODMAS questions for you, have a look:
Solved BODMAS Question 1
Solved BODMAS Question 2
Find the value of ‘a’ using the concept of BODMAS.
42 ÷ 2 + a × 3 − 22 = 8
Solution:
42 ÷ 2 + a × 3 − 22 = 8
Using BODMAS, we will first work on the division
21 + a × 3 – 22 = 8
Next, we will do the rearrangement of terms, followed by subtraction
a 3 – 22 + 21 = 8
a × 3 – 1 = 8
Taking 1 to the other side
a × 3 = 8 + 1
a × 3 = 9
a = 9/3
a = 3
The value of a is 3!
Solved BODMAS Question 3
Find the value of 3+3 of 3÷3 of 3×3
Solution:
To understand the question better, let us add brackets to this problem
Therefore, 3 + 3 of 3 ÷ 3 of 3 × 3 will become 3 + (3 of 3) ÷ 3 of 3 × 3
Using BODMAS, we will first work on brackets and of
3 + 9 ÷ 3 of 3 × 3
3 + 3 of 3 × 3
3 + (3 of 3) × 3
3 + 9 × 3
As per the BODMAS rule, we will solve multiplication first
3 + 27
= 30
Therefore, the answer is 30!
Solved BODMAS Question 4
In equation 9 + 7 × 1= 5 − 3 which pair of signs should we interchange to make it correct? The available options are + with ×, + with –, × with – or + with –.
Solution:
For the given 4 options, the only × with – is making the equation correct. Let us understand and verify it by replacing these signs in the abovementioned BODMAS question.
Original Equation: 9 + 7 × 1= 5 − 3
New Equation: 9 + 7 − 1 = 5 × 3
Using the BODMAS rule, we would first work on the multiplication
9 + 7 − 1 = 15
16 − 1 = 15
15 = 15
Hence verified that × with – is the correct choice!
Solved BODMAS Question 5
Solved BODMAS Question 6
Solved BODMAS Question 7
Find the value of x in the following equation 6162 + x + 3330 = 2545
Solution:
6162 + x + 3330 = 2545
We will first rearrange the equation
6162 + 3330 + x = 2545
Using the BODMAS rule, we will first do the addition
9492 + x = 2545
Shifting 9492 to the other side of the equation
x = 2455 – 9492
= – 6947
Therefore, the answer is – 6947.
Solved BODMAS Question 8
Find the value of 6 ÷ 2 + 7 × 4
Solution:
As per the BODMAS rule, we will start solving the equation by division:
6 ÷ 2 + 7 × 4
3 + 7 x 4
The next operation that falls next as per the BODMAS rule is Multiplication
3 + 7 x 4
3 + 28
= 31
Therefore, the answer is 31.
Solved BODMAS Question 9
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Solved BODMAS Question 10
Simplify [72 – 12 ÷ by 3 – 2 ]+ ( 18 – 6) ÷ 4
Solution:
To simplify the given BODMAS question, we can start by operating the brackets. As brackets further involve division and subtraction, we will division
[72 – 12 ÷ by 3 – 2] + ( 18 – 6) ÷ 4
[72 – 4 – 2] + ( 18 – 6) ÷ 4
66 + 12 ÷ 4
Now we will first work on the division first
66 + 12 ÷ 4
66 + 3
= 69
Therefore, the simplified value is 69!
Find the value of 40 – [20 – {14 – (16 – 6 x 4 – 2)}]
Solution:
As per the BODMAS rule, we will start solving the question by working on the brackets. Within the brackets, we will start with Multiplication followed by subtraction
40 – [20 – {14 – (16 – 6 x 4 – 2)}]
40 – [20 – {14 – (16 – 24 – 2)}]
Property of integers suggests, – and – become +, therefore
40 – [20 – {14 – (16 – 26)}]
40 – [20 – {14 – (10)}]
Again using – and – become +
40 – [20 – {14 + 10}]
40 – [20 – 24]
40 – [4]
40 + 4
= 44
Therefore, the answer is 44!
Now that you are through 5 BODMAS questions, here is a list of Seating Arrangement Questions for you!
BODMAS Questions For Class 4
Here are questions for Class 4 for BODMAS practice:
 (4+7)*3=
 5+(18/ 9*2)=
 12 (2*5)=
 (50/10)2=
 (3012)(123)=
 (86)+(5*5)=
BODMAS Questions For Class 5
Here are questions for Class 5 for BODMAS practice:
 339+40(30+15) =
 339+40+25(30+15) =
 3+21 x 6(244) =
 3+21 x 6(244) x 2 =
 (62 ÷ 2 – 3) x 3 +6 =
 (62 ÷ 2 – 3) x 3 +6 x 2=
 0.3+0.8+0.2=
 30+30×0+1=
BODMAS Questions For Class 6
Here are questions for Class 6 for BODMAS practice:
 Solve the operation 30/5 + 5 (5×6)19+4 =
 35/7x(7 – 4)+2 =
 3 – 2 + 3 + 7x(16/8) =
 5×2 + (11 + 8) – 18/9 =
 (11 – 8)x3 + 7 + 27 – 3 =
 (12/3) + 3 + (16 – 7)x4 =
 10 – 7 + 9×5 + 28/4 =
 6/3 + 24 – 25/5 =
 4 + 2×18/6 – 9 =
Order Of Operations
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FAQs
BODMAS rule suggests that while solving a complex equation comprising various operations, we must follow BODMAS in order to further solve the problem.
For example: (2 + 3 ) x 4
We will first solve the brackets as per the BODMAS rule, 5 x 3 and then multiply. So, the answer is 20!
BODMAS rule stands for Brackets, Of, Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction. It states the order of operations according to which we can solve a complex problem.
The bar questions denote that the operations under the bar must be given preference followed by BODMAS while solving a particular equation.
Yes, BODMAS is applied even to places where there are no brackets. In such a case we just work on the other operations.
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Please help settle a raging argument by solving 6÷2(1+2). Thank you.

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Simply: 72÷(156)×(128)

Hi. The correct answer will be 32. Thank you for sharing your doubt with us!

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Please help settle a raging argument by solving 6÷2(1+2). Thank you.
6 answar
Simply: 72÷(156)×(128)
Hi. The correct answer will be 32. Thank you for sharing your doubt with us!
wrong answer of question 6 it’s 11not17
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That you for pointing it out. We will resolve the mistake as soon as possible