How do you simplify #54-6/2+6# using order of operations?

1 Answer
May 17, 2018

Answer:

#54-6/2+6=57#

Explanation:

Simplify:

#54-6/2+6#

The order of operations as indicated by the acronym PEMDAS is:

P arentheses/brackets
E xponents/radicals
M ultiplication and D ivision in order from left to right.
A ddition and S ubtraction in order from left to right.

Division comes first.

Simplify #6/2# to #3#.

#54-3+6#

Subtraction comes next.

Simplify #54-3# to #51#.

#51+6#

Addition comes next.

Simplify #51+6# to #57#.

#57#