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Topic: [HM] order of operations
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Elaine Cohen

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Registered: 12/3/04
[HM] order of operations
Posted: Jan 26, 2006 11:32 AM
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Does anyone know when our current order of
operations conventions came into being? Or
who was responsible?

HP calculators all used Reverse Polish not so long
ago, and some computer languages still do. When
did middle and high school math texts first start
teaching it the way we do today?

Elaine Cohen
Department of Mathematical Sciences
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM

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