# How do you simplify #(4 / 2) + 4(5 - 2)^2 # using PEMDAS?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

#"simplify using PEMDAS"#

#["P-parenthesis (brackets), E-exponents (powers), "#

#"M-multiplication, D-division, A-addition, S-subtraction"]#

#rArr2+4(3)^2larrcolor(red)"parenthesis"#

#=2+4xx9larrcolor(red)"exponents"#

#=2+36larrcolor(red)"multiplication"#

#=38larrcolor(red)"addition"#

#### Explanation:

The most important thing is to identify and count the number of TERMS first.

Terms are separated by

Each term is simplified to a single answer and they are added or subtracted in the last step.

Within each term: the order is

Brackets

powers and roots

Of

multiplication and division