# How do you evaluate w+12divz if w=6, x=0.4, y=1/2, z=-3?

Dec 1, 2017

This is an Order of Operations problem

#### Explanation:

The Order of Operations is:

Parenthesis
Exponents
Multiplication & Division (left to right)
Addition & Subtraction (left to right)

In your case, substitute w and z into your equation and do the division first:

$w + \frac{12}{z} = 6 + \frac{12}{-} 3 = 6 - 4 = 2$