# How do you simplify #125-43+13# using PEMDAS?

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Mar 21, 2016

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#### Explanation:

According to PEMDAS you will first add values so

then subtract

Aug 2, 2016

#### Explanation:

Adding and subtracting with positive and negative values often leads to confusion.

Note that a sign in front of a number applies ONLY to that number.

So

The answers for these are

The easiest way to avoid confusion is to re-arrange the numbers we are allowed to do (which according to the commutative law).

Place the additions at the front of the expression and the subtractions at the end.

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