How do you simplify #3 times 2 - (8+1) # using order of operations?

1 Answer
May 1, 2018

Answer:

#-3#

Explanation:

#3 xx 2 - (8 + 1)#

The order of operations (PEMDAS) is shown here:
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Based on this image, we know that the first thing to simplify is the stuff inside the parenthesis:

#3 xx 2 - (9)#

The next thing is multiplication:
#6 - 9#

Finally subtraction:
#-3#

Hope this helps!