# How do you simplify #40 + 40 times 0 + 1 # using PEMDAS?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 14, 2016

#### Explanation:

Simplify each term to a single answer and then add or subtract in the last line.

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A common wrong answer is 1, obtained form simply working from left to right.

In this case addition has been done before multiplication which is a more powerful operation and should be done first.