# How do you simplify 8/2 (3 + 1) using order of operations?

Jul 9, 2018

$16$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{8}{2} \left(3 + 1\right)$

Here are the order of operations (left to right);

Following this image, we know that the first thing to do is simplify the things inside the parenthesis:
$\frac{8}{2} \left(4\right)$

Now multiplication/division:
$4 \left(4\right)$

$= 16$

Hope this helps!

Jul 9, 2018

$16$

#### Explanation:

The parenthesis simplify to $4$, which now leaves us with

$\frac{8}{2} \left(4\right)$

$\frac{8}{2}$ simplifies to $4$, and we're left with

$4 \cdot 4 = 16$

Hope this helps!