# How do you simplify #12 [10 - (5^2 - 6) 3 div6]# using PEMDAS?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 15, 2017

#### Answer:

See the entire simplification process below:

#### Explanation:

First, we need to handle the inner Parenthesis and Exponents (PE), taking the Exponents first:

Next, within the brackets (another form of Parethesis) we need to handle the Multiplication and Division (MD) next, moving left to right:

Then, within the brackets again we can deal with the Addition and Subtraction (AS):