# How do you simplify 6 + 3[(12 / 4) + 5]  using PEMDAS?

May 13, 2016

$= 30$

#### Explanation:

Division operation within 1st bracket(or Parentheses ) is done first
$6 + 3 \left[\left({\cancel{12}}^{3} / \cancel{4}\right) + 5\right]$
$= 6 + 3 \left[3 + 5\right]$
Now operation on third bracket( Parentheses ) gives
$= 6 + 3 \cdot 8$
Now operation of multiplication comes,it gives
$= 6 + 24$
Then operation of addition gives the result
$= 30$
$P E M D A S \to$"Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication and Division, and Addition and Subtraction". Rule is thus followed in order