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

Oct 27, 2016

$11$

#### Explanation:

When evaluating an expression with $\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{mixed operations}}$ 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"

$= 11 \leftarrow \textcolor{red}{\text{ finally the division}}$