# How do you simplify #2(42 – 3) – 7# using order of operations?

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Mar 19, 2018

71

#### Explanation:

BIDMAS/PEMDAS

Do brackets first

Then Multiplication

then finally subtraction

Hopefully this helped

Mar 19, 2018

#### Explanation:

There are two terms. Simplify each to a single answer which can be added and subtracted in the last step.

In each term - do the brackets first and then the multiplication and division.