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

May 17, 2018

$54 - \frac{6}{2} + 6 = 57$

#### Explanation:

Simplify:

$54 - \frac{6}{2} + 6$

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

P arentheses/brackets
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 $\frac{6}{2}$ to $3$.

$54 - 3 + 6$

Subtraction comes next.

Simplify $54 - 3$ to $51$.

$51 + 6$

Simplify $51 + 6$ to $57$.
$57$