How do you simplify #3+ ( 4- ( 6- ( 1- 6- - 16\div 4) ) ) \cdot - 5#?
There is one rule in order of operations, follow BODMAS.
Brackets (do the deepest level of brackets first), then orders (for example powers), followed by division, multiplication, addition and finally subtraction.
Deepest level of bracket first;
Note that even with that bracket, we follow BODMAS and do the division before subtraction
Then the next level of bracket;
Then the final, outermost set of brackets;
Then we multiply by
and finally add
Count the number of terms first.
There are 2 terms - keep them separate until the last step.
Start by removing the innermost brackets each time.