# How do you evaluate 16+ [ 9 \times ( 3- 1) + 8] \div 2?

Jan 31, 2018

$38$.

#### Explanation:

To solve this use the order of operations, which means you solve the following in order from left to right in an expression:

Grouping symbols

Exponents

Multiplication/division

Evaluate inside the parentheses first:

$16 + \left[9 \setminus \times \left(\textcolor{red}{4}\right) + 8\right] \setminus \div 2$

Then evaluate the multiplication inside the brackets:

$16 + \left[\textcolor{red}{36} + 8\right] \setminus \div 2$

Add within the brackets:

$16 + \left[\textcolor{red}{44}\right] \setminus \div 2$

Divide by $2$:

16+color(red)(22

$= 38$