# How do you simplify (6 - 1 + 7) using order of operations?

Nov 16, 2015

Add and subtract simultaneously from left to right.

#### Explanation:

$\left(6 - 1 + 7\right)$ is the same as $6 - 1 + 7$ because there is not a minus sign before the parentheses.

After that, you have to add and subtract simultaneously from left to right. That means that you will have to subtract 1 from six, followed by adding 7.

$6 - 1 = 5$
$5 + 7 = 12$
$6 - 1 + 7 = 12$