# How do you solve (1+53)\div 2?

Dec 31, 2016

$\frac{\left(1 + 53\right)}{2} = \frac{54}{2} = 27$

#### Explanation:

Use BODMAS (Brackets Orders Division Multiplication Addition And Subtraction. First, add the numbers in the bracket because it's the first, the B, in BODMAS.

$1 + 53 = 54$

Then if there's nothing else left in the bracket, move to the outside.

$\frac{54}{2}$

Because we only have division left we simply divide $54$ by $2$

$\frac{54}{2} = 27$

Note: if there were other signs besides division, we'd work them out like this:

$\frac{53 + 1}{2} + 7 \cdot 4$

would be

Bracket first

$53 + 1 = 54$

Then division

$\frac{54}{2} = 27$

Then multiplication

$7 \cdot 4 = 28$

This is what it looks like at this stage

$27 + 28$

$27 + 28 = 55$