# SAT II Math I : Elementary Operations

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Elementary Operations

Evaluate the expression.

Explanation:

Follow the correct order of operations: parenthenses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction.

First, evaluate any terms in parenthesis.

Next, evaluate the exponent.

Divide.

### Example Question #2 : Elementary Operations

Evalute the expression:

Explanation:

Follow the correct order of operations: parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction. (This is typically abbreviated as PEMDAS. Note that both multiplication and division, and addition and subtraction, are equal to each other in terms of rank, so when both are present, solving the equation proceeds from left to right).

First, simplify anything in parentheses.

Next, simplify any terms with exponents.

Now, perform multiplication.

Since all we are left with is addition and subtraction, we perform simplification from left to right.

### Example Question #3 : Elementary Operations

Explanation:

In modulo 7 arithmetic, a number is congruent to the remainder of its division by 7.

Therefore, since  and ,

,

and the correct response is 3.

### Example Question #4 : Elementary Operations

Explanation:

To solve , make sure the digits are aligned with the correct placeholder.  It is also possible to add term by term.

### Example Question #5 : Elementary Operations

Evaluate: .

Explanation:

Step 1: Recall PEMDAS...

Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction.

Step 2: Perform the evaluation in separate pieces...

Step 3: Replace the values and keep the signs..

Step 4: Evaluate:

### Example Question #6 : Elementary Operations

Find the sum of the numbers:

Explanation:

Add the tens digits with the two as the carryover.

Combine this value with the ones digit of the first number.

Evaluate:

Explanation: