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

2 Answers
Jul 9, 2018

Answer:

#0#

Explanation:

#12 - 3 xx 4#

PEMDAS (order of operations) is shown here:
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Following this image and the expression, we have to do multiplication first:
#12 - 12#

Subtract:
#0#

Jul 9, 2018

Answer:

#0#

Explanation:

Multiplication takes precedence over subtraction, so we multiply #3# and #4# first to now get

#12-12#, which simplifies nicely to #0#.

Hope this helps!