How do you find the value of #[38-(8-3)]div3#?

1 Answer
Oct 27, 2016

Answer:

#11#

Explanation:

When evaluating an expression with #color(blue)"mixed operations"# we must do so in a particular order.

Follow the order as set out in the acronym PEMDAS.

Since this expression has 2 sets of brackets, evaluate the inner set before the outer set.
That is.

#[38-5]÷3larrcolor(red)" inner set of brackets"#

#=33÷3larr color(red)" outer set of brackets"#

#=11larrcolor(red)" finally the division"#