( ) | operations enclosed in parentheses are evaluated first; nested parentheses are evaluated from the inside out |

^ | exponentiation |

* and / | multiplication and division, evaluated from left to right |

+ and - | addition and subtraction, evaluated from left to right |

**Example**

- the formula
**=5*3-4^2**evaluates as**-1** - the formula
**=(5*(3-4)^2)**evaluates as**5**