How do you evaluate #2[3(7-5) + 4(8+2)]#?
P - parentheses which are the brackets.
E - exponents
M - multiplication
D - division
A - addition
S - multiplication
We start with the parentheses..
Start with the inner brackets and simplify each to a single answer.
It may seem that the usual order of operations is not being followed here because we do:
- addition and subtraction
However, all of these are just to get rid of the brackets.
There is only only term but we work from the inner brackets, outwards.