How do you simplify #-48 div(-8) * 5 div 10# using order of operations?

2 Answers
Apr 25, 2017

Answer:

3

Explanation:

#(-48)/(-8)*(5/10)=#

#=6*(5/10)=#

#=30/10=#

#=3#

Apr 25, 2017

Answer:

#3#

Explanation:

When evaluating an expression with #color(blue)"mixed operations"# there is a particular order that must be followed.

Follow the order as set out in the acronym PEMDAS

[Parenthesis (brackets), Exponents (powers), Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction]

If the expression consists only of multiplication/division or

addition/subtraction, then evaluate from #color(blue)"left to right"#

#-48-:(-8)xx5-:10#

#"evaluating from left to right"#

#rArr6xx5-:10larr" first division"#

#=30-:10larr" multiplication"#

#=3larr" second division"#