# How do you simplify 4 div 2+3-(7+10)times4 using PEMDAS?

Apr 24, 2018

-63

#### Explanation:

As PEDMAS states, you do whatever is inside the parentheses first.
In this equation we have $\left(7 + 10\right)$ which equals to $17$.
Next step, we have exponents, although there are none so we can skip that step.
Next is division. Currently our equation is 4÷2+3-17*4. The one division is with 4 ÷2, which is 2.
Next is multiplication. With $2 + 3 - 17 \cdot 4$, you multiply $- 17 \cdot 4$, which gives you $- 68$.
Lastly, addition. $2 + 3 - 68$ is our equation as of right now and if you solve it, it gives you -63.