# How do you simplify  3xx1(5-1)+8/4(1)  using PEMDAS?

Apr 4, 2018

$14$

Here's how I did it:

#### Explanation:

PEMDAS is used in solving math problems that require the use of different operations. The order goes:
Parentheses/Brackets
Exponents
Multiplication & Division

$3 \cdot 1 \left(5 - 1\right) + \frac{8}{4} \left(1\right)$

We need to take care of the parentheses first:
$3 \cdot 1 \left(4\right) + \frac{8}{4} \left(1\right)$

$3 \cdot 4 + \frac{8}{4}$

There are no exponents in this expression, so let's do multiplication and division:
$12 + \frac{8}{4}$

$12 + 2$

And finally we do addition and subtraction:
$14$