# How do you multiply 5(7-4) ?

Follow PEDMAS to get to $15$

#### Explanation:

$5 \left(7 - 4\right)$

The order of operations (often referred to as PEDMAS) asks us to do Parentheses first. So we'll do the math inside:

$5 \left(3\right)$

and now we multiply:

$15$

Sep 2, 2016

$15$

#### Explanation:

You have a choice of methods.

You can work out the bracket and then multiply, or use the distributive law, multiply first and then subtract.

Both methods will give the same answer.

$5 \left(7 - 4\right) = 5 \times 3 = 15$

OR

$5 \left(7 - 4\right) = 35 - 20 = 15$