# How do you simplify #12/(4(5-2))#?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 1, 2016

#### Explanation:

When evaluating an expression with

#color(blue)"mixed operations"# there is a particular order that must be followed.Follow the order as set out in the acronym PEMDAS [Parenthesis(brackets), Exponents(powers), Multiplication, Division, Addition and Subtraction ]

Evaluate the denominator.

#4(5-2)=4xx3=12larr" bracket /multiplication"#

#rArr12/12=1larr" division"#