# How do you simplify #[42 ÷ (3 +4) - 2] + 5# using order of operations?

##### 2 Answers

Jul 9, 2018

#### Explanation:

PEMDAS (the order of operations) is shown here:

The first thing to simplify is the expression inside the parenthesis/bracket.

Divide:

Subtract inside the bracket:

Add:

Hope this helps!

Jul 10, 2018

#### Explanation:

The inner parenthesis simplifies to

Division takes precedence over subtraction, so we divide first to get

This simplifies to

Hope this helps!