# How do you simplify #7(5 - 2) + 4 ÷ 2 times 2 +1# using order of operations?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 14, 2015

Use PEMDAS (with caution!!!)

#### Explanation:

Let's rewrite your expression as:

NOTE: this is NOT the same as

In order of getting the second expression, you would have to write it like this:

PEMDAS is a little bit misleading, because you actually have to multiply and divide at the same time (if there's not a set of parentheses). It would be wrong to divide 4 by (2*2), since there was not originally a set or parentheses there.

This gives you: