# How do you solve #4-(2-12\div 6)#?

##### 1 Answer

The expression simplifies to 4.

#### Explanation:

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.

Therefore, in

Properly following the Order of Operations gives the simplified form of the expression, 4.