# How do you simplify 88-16*5+2-3 using order of operations?

Jul 9, 2018

$- 3$

#### Explanation:

$88 - 16 \cdot 5 + 2 - 3$

PEMDAS (the order of operations) is shown here:

The first thing we need to do is multiplication:
$88 - 90 + 2 - 3$

Now add and subtract from left to right:
$- 2 + 2 - 3$

$= 0 - 3$

$= - 3$

Jul 10, 2018

$7$

#### Explanation:

Multiplication takes precedence over addition/subtraction, so we do that first. We get

$88 - 80 + 2 - 3$

Let's now simplify left to right to get

$8 + 2 - 3 = 10 = 3 = 7$

Hope this helps!