# How do you simplify 8+(15div3)-4?

Apr 14, 2015

The order of operations is
1. anything inside parentheses
2. exponentiation (left to right)
3. multiplication and division (left to right)
4. addition and subtraction (left to right)

So
$8 + \left(15 \div 3\right) - 4$
is evaluated as
$= 8 + 5 - 4$
$= 13 - 4$
$= 9$