# How do you evaluate the expression #5[8+(3-1)]-2#?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 29, 2014

The order of operations is indicated by the mnemonic device PEMDAS: parentheses (brackets), exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction.

Do the subtraction in parentheses first.

Do the addition in brackets next.

Multiply 5 x 10 next.

Do the subtraction.