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

May 24, 2016

Work through PEDMAS to get to
$- 3$

#### Explanation:

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

And now let's work our way through PEDMAS. First off, P (parentheses). We have one of those so let's do the math inside of it:

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

Next we have 2 multiplications: $3 \times 2$ and $\left(- 1\right) \times \left(9\right)$. Let's do those:

$6 - 9$

Which gets us to:

$- 3$