How do you simplify #7(5 - 2) + 4 ÷ 2 times 2 +1# using order of operations?
Use PEMDAS (with caution!!!)
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: