# How do you simplify #33 – 3[20 – (3 + 1)^2] # using order of operations?

##### 2 Answers

Apr 16, 2018

#### Explanation:

The order of operations is shown here, PEMAS:

As you can see, parenthesis is the first thing we need to do, so let's simplify the quantity in the parenthesis:

The next is exponents:

Brackets, or

So now we solve for the quantity inside the bracket:

The next thing to do is multiplication:

And finally subtraction:

Hope this helps!

Apr 16, 2018

#### Explanation:

PEMDAS

Perentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction

Step 1:

Step 2:

Step 3: Calculate what is outside parenthesis/bracket