How do you simplify #6 ÷ (17 - 11) times 14# using PEMDAS?

1 Answer
Mar 3, 2016

Take each part of PEMDAS and apply it in sequence until the entire expression is simplified.


P – Parentheses, so do the (17-11) first.

E – Exponents, none, so skip.

M/D Multiplication/Division. The remaining factors are both in this category, so by convention you would start at the left and move to the right. This will complete the simplification to a final value.

6÷6×14 = 14 This can be uncertain, which is why the use of parentheses is highly recommended for clarity in mathematical expressions.

A/D – Addition/Subtraction, none, so unnecessary.