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Some expressions only contain one operation and are pretty easy to simplify (operations are just things like addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc.). For example, to simplify the expression 2 + 3, you just add 2 and 3 together and get 5 as the answer.
What happens when an expression contains more than one operation? Things get just a little more complicated. Does it make a difference which operation you do first? Let's look at an example with two operations: addition and multiplication.
Will it make a difference if you add first or multiply first? Let's see.
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