# How do you simplify 13+ ( 16\div 2- 7) - 5?

Nov 22, 2016

13 + (8-7)-5

We do 16/2 first because of PEMDAS. Then we can simplify the numbers inside the parentheses:

13 + (1)-5

The parentheses are not needed:

13 + 1 - 5

We always do things left to right, so:

14 - 5
=9

So our final answer is 9.