# How do you simplify 2(7-2) - 12 div 6  using PEMDAS?

Jul 9, 2018

$8$

#### Explanation:

$2 \left(7 - 2\right) - 12 \div 6$

PEMDAS is shown here:

Following this image, we know that the first thing to do is simplify the expression inside the parenthesis:

$2 \left(5\right) - 12 \div 6$

Multiply:
$10 - 12 \div 6$

Divide:
$10 - 2$

Subtract:
$8$

Jul 9, 2018

$8$

#### Explanation:

Recall PEMDAS:

Parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction. This is the order we simplify in.

According to PEMDAS, let's simplify the parenthesis to get

$2 \left(5\right) - 12 \div 6$

We can do multiplication and division in any order, so we can do them simultaneously to get

$10 - 2$, which simplifies to $8$

Hope this helps!