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

2 Answers
Mar 20, 2018

Answer:

#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)#
#color(white)(xxxx)darr#
#=color(blue)(2(-1)) " "color(green)(+" "6)#
#color(white)(xxx)darr#
#=color(blue)(-2) " "color(green)(+" "6)#

#=4#

Mar 20, 2018

Answer:

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

Explanation:

#2(3-4)+6#

#=2*(-1)+6#

#=-2+6#

#=4#