# How do you simplify (3 times 6) - 5 using order of operations?

Mar 13, 2018

Use BIDMAS!

#### Explanation:

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• Subtraction

So away to figure out the question is to follow the rule of BIDMAS!

The question is:

$\left(3 \times 6\right) - 5$

Since $3 \times 6$ equals $18$, you would write

$= 18 - 5$

Then $18 - 5$ equals $13$, so you would write

$= 13$

There you go. The answer to that question is $13$.