How do you simplify #x(5-3)-10x+6-8-:2#?
Break the problem into two stages:
See also alternate Interpretation below first answer
Simplifying the quotient
Using the order of operation (e.g. PEDMAS)
Divide the simplified quotient by
I assumed that the division (using the
Technically this should not be true.
Applying strict PEDMAS to the entire expression would give:
Count the number of terms first and the simplify each term separately. Combine any like terms in the last step: