# How do you evaluate 12-8div2?

Mar 2, 2018

$8$

#### Explanation:

Count the number of terms first. There are two terms:

Simplify each to a single answer which can be added or subtracted in the last step.

Do the division fisrt

$\textcolor{b l u e}{12 \text{ ")color(red)(-" } 8 \div 2}$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{a a a a a a a a a a a} \downarrow$
$= \textcolor{b l u e}{12 \text{ ")color(red)(-" } 4}$

$= 8$