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

2 Answers
Jul 9, 2018

Answer:

#16#

Explanation:

#8/2(3+1)#

Here are the order of operations (left to right);
www.coolmath.com

Following this image, we know that the first thing to do is simplify the things inside the parenthesis:
#8/2(4)#

Now multiplication/division:
#4(4)#

#=16#

Hope this helps!

Jul 9, 2018

Answer:

#16#

Explanation:

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

#8/2(4)#

#8/2# simplifies to #4#, and we're left with

#4*4=16#

Hope this helps!