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

2 Answers
Jul 9, 2018

Answer:

#8#

Explanation:

#2(7-2) - 12 -: 6#

PEMDAS is shown here:
www.coolmath.com

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

#2(5) - 12 -: 6#

Multiply:
#10 - 12 -: 6#

Divide:
#10 - 2#

Subtract:
#8#

Jul 9, 2018

Answer:

#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(5)-12div6#

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!