# How do you simplify #0.6(4-3^2) div 1 / 4 ^2# using PEMDAS?

##### 1 Answer

May 13, 2017

#### Explanation:

PEMDAS stands for Parentheses, Exponent, Multiply, Divide, Add, and Subtract. First. start with the parentheses. Inside the parentheses, we have:

Solve the exponent first.

This becomes

Exponents take precedence over multiplication and division. Solve for

Multiplication and division have equal precedence. So we solve from left to right:

So now we have:

If you're dealing with fractions, you can flip the fraction and change the sign to a multiplication symbol. So we can rewrite it as:

Solve: