# How do you simplify 1+3-(4-2)?

Apr 22, 2015

$1 + 3 - \left(4 - 2\right)$

$= 1 + 3 - 2$

$= 4 - 2$

$= 2$

Apr 22, 2015

According to PEMDAS, you complete what's inside the parentheses first, then do the remaining addition and subtraction from left to right.

$1 + 3 - \left(4 - 2\right)$ =

$1 + 3 - 2$ =

$4 - 2$ = $2$