# How do you evaluate p/2-5 when p=14?

Nov 23, 2016

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#### Explanation:

Begin by substituting $14$ in for $p$ because that is its value:

$\frac{14}{2} - 5$

P.E.M.D.A.S

Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiply, Divide, Add, Subtract

Skip the first 3 steps (P.E.M.) because that doesn't apply in this problem

So, the first step in this problem is to Divide

*Remember that every fraction is just division

$\frac{14}{2} = 7$

So, the problem now looks like:

$7 - 5$

The next step would be to Add, but that doesn't apply, so subtract

$7 - 5 = 2$