# How do you simplify #48÷2(9+3)# using order of operations?

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#### Explanation:

If by "order of operations" you mean the conventions described by PEMDAS, then refer to the answer:

How do you simplify

What else might "order of operations" mean?

Historically, when it was introduced, the obelus

If we followed that convention of order of operations then we would evaluate the expression

Alternatively, if we followed a convention that multiplication by juxtaposition has higher priority than other forms of multiplication or division then again we would evaluate the product

Strictly followed, PEMDAS does not distinguish between multiplication by juxtaposition and any other kind of multiplication. so using PEMDAS we end up doing the division