# How do you simplify the expression #6(times) 7 - 3(4 + 1) #?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 29, 2016

Use the PEMDAS method.

#### Explanation:

PEMDAS stands for:

**Parentheses
Exponents
Multiplication
Division
Addition
Subtraction**

Let's go through each:

Parentheses

We have one,

Exponents

None.

Multiplication

We have two, 6*7 and 3*5.

From here, all we need to do is subtract 15 from 42, which gives us