# How do you simplify #9 - 3(2 + 6) ÷ 6 - 2 times 5# using PEMDAS?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 14, 2018

#### Explanation:

Step 1:

The equation can be split into two parts:

i)

and

ii)

PEMDAS tells us multiply first then add then subtract

Step 2 :

Equation 1 becomes:

We will leave the

This equals

Next we bring the

Step 3:

Equation 2 becomes:

This time we leave the

We are left with

This gets us

Bring back the

Step 4:

Bring back the divide making the equation: