# order of operations in different cultures?

Are there any cultures or countries around the world that use a different convention for order of operations than the BEDMAS convention? i.e.:

1. Parentheses
2. Exponents & Roots
3. Multiplication & Division
• I’m not aware of any now, but on page $2$ of Cayley’s An Elementary Treatise on Elliptic Functions, originally published in $1876$, we find $$\frac{Rdx}{\sqrt{1-x^2\,.\,1-k^2x^2}}$$ for $$\frac{Rdx}{\sqrt{(1-x^2)(1-k^2x^2)}}\;.$$ – Brian M. Scott Apr 22 '15 at 17:55