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

1 Answer
Nov 16, 2015

Answer:

Add and subtract simultaneously from left to right.

Explanation:

#(6 - 1 + 7)# 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#

Therefore, the answer is 12.