# How do you solve 2(1\div 4)-5\div 1\div 4?

Mar 15, 2018

$- \frac{3}{4}$

#### Explanation:

To simplify this expression, all we need to do, is use $P E M D A S$.

First thing we need to know is the definition of $P E M D A S$:

$P$ - Parenthesis
$E$ - Exponents
$M D$ - Multiply/Divide (Left to Right)
$A S$ - Add/Subtract (Left to Right)

This is the order we must do this, from top to bottom. This process is more commonly known as the Order of Operations.

Now that we know the order of the steps we must take to solve this, we can:

$2 \left(1 \div i \mathrm{de} 4\right) - 5 \div i \mathrm{de} 1 \div i \mathrm{de} 4$

$2 \left(\frac{1}{4}\right) - 5 \div i \mathrm{de} 1 \div i \mathrm{de} 4$

$\frac{2}{4} - 5 \div i \mathrm{de} 1 \div i \mathrm{de} 4$

$\frac{2}{4} - 5 \div i \mathrm{de} 4$

$\frac{2}{4} - \frac{5}{4}$

$- \frac{3}{4}$