# How do you simplify #12^2-[20div2+5(6+1)]#?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 14, 2016

#### Explanation:

Identify the different terms first.

Each term will simplify to a single answer and these will be added or subtracted only in the last line.

Within each term, the order of operations is:

-Brackets,

-powers and roots,

-multiply and divide

There are 2 terms. but inside the bracket there are also 2 terms.