# How do you simplify 7(3)-2*4?

Mar 25, 2018

$13$

#### Explanation:

We deal with the parentheses first, if you remember PEMDAS:

Parentheses
Exponents
Multiplication
Division
$7 \left(3\right) = 21$
Then we look at the multiplication of $2$ and $4$:
$2 \cdot 4 = 8$
$21 - 8 = 13$