# How do you simplify #4+3(12-9)# using order of operations?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 18, 2015

Use PEMDAS (parentheses, exponents, multiplying & dividing, adding & subtracting)

#### Explanation:

Let's start with the parentheses.

This gives us:

We dont have any exponents, so we skip this fase.

Next step is multiplying and dividing.

Then, add and subtract from left to right.

So the answer is 13.