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

May 1, 2018

$- 3$

#### Explanation:

$3 \times 2 - \left(8 + 1\right)$

The order of operations (PEMDAS) is shown here:

Based on this image, we know that the first thing to simplify is the stuff inside the parenthesis:

$3 \times 2 - \left(9\right)$

The next thing is multiplication:
$6 - 9$

Finally subtraction:
$- 3$

Hope this helps!