# How do you simplify #40 + 40 * 0 + 1#?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 14, 2015

#### Explanation:

You can use PEMDAS to help you simplify this expression.

Since you're not dealing with parantheses or exponents, you need to focus on the **MDAS** part of PEMDAS.

In other words, **MD**, *multiplication and division*, come before **AS**, *addition* and *subtraction*.

This means that you need to do the multiplication first, then add the remaining terms

#40 + underbrace(40 * 0)_(color(blue)("multiplication")) + 1#

#underbrace(40 + 0 + 1)_(color(orange)("additions")) = color(green)(41)#