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

Jul 9, 2018

$0$

#### Explanation:

$12 - 3 \times 4$

PEMDAS (order of operations) is shown here:

Following this image and the expression, we have to do multiplication first:
$12 - 12$

Subtract:
$0$

Jul 9, 2018

$0$
Multiplication takes precedence over subtraction, so we multiply $3$ and $4$ first to now get
$12 - 12$, which simplifies nicely to $0$.