# How do you simplify 2(3-4) + 6 using PEMDAS?

Mar 20, 2018

$4$

#### Explanation:

There are two terms. Simplify each one separately and then add the answers together at the end.

Simplify the parentheses first, then multiply,

" "color(blue)(2(3-4)) " "color(green)(+" "6)
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\times \times} \downarrow$
=color(blue)(2(-1)) " "color(green)(+" "6)
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\times x} \downarrow$
=color(blue)(-2) " "color(green)(+" "6)

$= 4$

Mar 20, 2018

$4$ - One must put in his/her mind that PEMDAS is not optional.

#### Explanation:

$2 \left(3 - 4\right) + 6$

$= 2 \cdot \left(- 1\right) + 6$

$= - 2 + 6$

$= 4$