# How do you simplify 12 - 3 *4 ?

$12 - 3 \cdot 4$
$12 - 12$
Answer: $0$
So, you have to use the PEMDAS strategy to solve this. You have to multiply $3 \times 4$ first, which gets you to $12$. Then, you subtract $12$ from $12$ which is $0$. The number $0$ is your answer.