**Math Story : BODMAS Rule**

**The Quest For Magic Buttons**

**The Quest For Magic Buttons**

**Cirho** : Uncle Math, will you please come and play with us?

**Uncle Math** : Cirho, I have lots of complex equations to solve. I cannot come until I finish all of these equations. Sorry!

**Squarho** : Uncle Math, is there any gadget that can fasten the process?

**Uncle Math** : Yes, there is one way. There is a gadget, that could speed up the process. That is a BODMAS gadget, but I lost all the 6 magic buttons on it.

**Squarho** : Uncle Math, what is BODMAS?

**Uncle Math** : BODMAS is the acronym that helps us solve any equation in the correct order. B stands for Brackets, O stands for Orders, D stands for Division, M stands for Multiplication, A stands for Addition and S stands for Subtraction.

**Cirha** : Uncle Math, how can we find the missing buttons?

**Uncle Math** : It is a long process. To make this gadget work, we need 6 magic buttons to fill in these empty slots. These can be collected from 6 different planets by following this map in the correct order. Are you all ready for this adventurous ride?

**Squarho, Triho, Cirha and Cirho** : Yes, Uncle Math. Let us go!

**Uncle Math **: Cirha, open the map. Where should we go first?

**Cirha** : The map starts at planet B.

**Uncle Math** : Okay, let us go to planet B first.

**Cirho** : Wow! Look at this planet, it is all blue. Are we landing here?

**Uncle Math **: Yes, Cirho. This is the planet B, here B means Brackets.

**Uncle Math** : According to the BODMAS rule, we need to solve the brackets first in any equation. Let me enter the equation here.

**Uncle Math** : See kids, as three plus five is enclosed in brackets, it is magically replaced by eight on planet B. We have got the first magic button!

**Squarho** : Hurray! We did it.

**Uncle Math** : WOW! This perfectly fits.

**Squarho** : To which planet should we go next, Uncle Math?

**Uncle Math** : Planet O, O is the order of powers or roots. Let us go!

[Uncle Math enters the partially solved equation.]

**Cirha **: Uncle Math, The magic button has appeared but the equation is still the same. Why is it so?

**Uncle Math** : This equation did not have any power or root so it has remained the same and we got the second magic button as well.

**Cirha **: Hurray! We already have collected two magic buttons.

**Cirha** : Uncle Math, look Planet S is so close to us. Shall we go to planet S first?

**Uncle Math** : No! We cannot do that. We need to strictly follow the order of BODMAS. Which means we need to go to Planet D next.

**Cirha** : Wow! Uncle Math, what does D refer here?

**Uncle Math** : D here refers to Division. This planet solves the division in any equation. Let us begin.

[Uncle Math enters the partially solved equation.]

**Cirho **: Woohoo! Another magic button.

**Triho **: Yaay! Three more to go.

**Uncle Math **: Kids, this is planet M. M here refers to Multiplication. This planet will help us solve the multiplications in any equation.

[Uncle Math enters the partially solved equation.]

**Uncle Math** : Here comes the magical multiplication button.

**Cirho** : We are almost done, two more to go. Let us head towards the next planet.

**Uncle Math** : This is planet A, this planet will help us with addition. Now, I will enter the equation.

**Uncle Math** : Here, we get the sum of eighteen and four, along with the next magical button of addition.

**Squarho **: Another magic button. Yaay! Just one last to go. Let us head to our final destination.

**Triho** : Uncle Math, S here stands for Subtraction, right?

**Uncle Math** : Absolutely correct, Triho. This planet will help us with subtraction in any equation.

**Uncle Math** : Wow! We solved the whole equation and got the final magic button as well. Our BODMAS gadget is complete. Now, we can easily solve all the complex equations.

**Triho, Cirha, Cirho and Squarho** : Hurray! We completed our BODMAS gadget.

**Cirha** : Uncle Math, can we now solve all the equations at once?

**Uncle Math** : Yes, Cirha, we can.

**Squarho** : Wow! BODMAS gadget is so quick. As all the equations are solved, we can go and play now.

**Uncle Math** : Yes, Squarho absolutely.

**Triho, Cirha , Cirho and Squarho** : Hurray!