How do you solve #4-(2-12\div 6)#?
The expression simplifies to 4.
The Order of Operations, offered referred to as "PEMDAS," must be followed. This is a 4-part rule that is applied to all expressions.
The first part (P for parentheses) requires that any operations offset by a grouping symbol must be done first, and that such operations also have to follow the Order of Operations. Grouping symbols are parentheses ( ), brackets [ ], the radical sign
The second part (E for exponents) requires that any power expression (
The third part (M for multiplication and D for division) requires that any multiplication and/or division be completed In the order it occurs from left to right in the expression.
The fourth part (A for addition and S for subtraction) requires that any addition and/or subtraction be completed in the order it occurs from left to right in the expression.
Properly following the Order of Operations gives the simplified form of the expression, 4.