# How do you simplify "20 divided by 5 times 2 plus 3" ?

Apr 13, 2015

In Mathematical terms, it can be written as

$20 \div 5 \cdot 2 + 3$

We use the PEMDAS rule to simplify this expression
(Parentheses > Exponents > Multipliy & Divide > Add & Subtract)

We perform the multiplication and division(which ever comes first) before we add or subtract.

$20 \div 5 \cdot 2 + 3$

$= 4 \cdot 2 + 3$ (Because $20 \div 5 = 4$)

$= 8 + 3$ (Because $4 \cdot 2 = 8$)

$= 11$

 color(green)( 20 div 5 * 2 + 3 = 11