How do you find the value of #7-20div5#?

2 Answers
Oct 20, 2016

Answer:

3

Explanation:

In this expression structure the divide has priority over the subtract so we have the equivalent of:

#7-20/5" "->" "7-4=3#

Oct 20, 2016

Answer:

#3#

Explanation:

Order of Operations:

P.E.M.D.A.S

  • Parenthesis
  • Exponent
  • Multiply
  • Divide
  • Add
  • Subtract

The two mathematical processes involved in this problem are subtraction and division.

So, according to the order of operations, you are to divide then subtract.

Divide

#7-20-:5#

Subtract

#7-4#

#3#