# How do you simplify #12 - 3 times 4# using order of operations?

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Jul 9, 2018

#### Explanation:

PEMDAS (order of operations) is shown here:

Following this image and the expression, we have to do multiplication first:

Subtract:

Jul 9, 2018

#### Explanation:

Multiplication takes precedence over subtraction, so we multiply

Hope this helps!