How do you simplify #32 + (7 − 2) • 4 − 6/3# using order of operations?

1 Answer
Jul 13, 2016

Answer:

#50#

Explanation:

First count the number of terms in the expression.
terms are separated by + and - signs that are not in brackets, or in a fraction or under a root.
There are 3 terms:

#color(blue)32 + color(magenta)((7 − 2) • 4) − color(orange)(6/3)#

Simplify each term separately so there are 3 answers which we can add or subtract in the last step.
In each term: do parentheses first, then the multiply or divide:

=#color(blue)32 + color(magenta)((5) • 4) − color(orange)(2)#

=#color(blue)32 + color(magenta)(20) − color(orange)(2)#

Now simplify, working from left to right.

=#50#