# How do you simplify 6÷2(1+2) using PEMDAS?

Jun 27, 2016

9

#### Explanation:

Note that there is a multiplication sign between the 2 and the bracket.

6 will be divided ONLY by 2 and not by the product of the 2 and the bracket.
6 ÷2 xx color(red)((1+2))
=color(blue)(6 ÷ 2)xxcolor(red)(3)
=$\textcolor{b l u e}{3} \times \textcolor{red}{3}$
=9.