# How do you use order of operations to simplify #3(-2) +6 -(-2) - 5#?

##### 2 Answers

Order of operations

- Parentheses
- Exponentiation
- Multiplication and Division
- Addition and Subtraction

(Left to right for operations at the same level)

This is sometimes simplified as

PEDMAS but this can be misleading since

Division and Multiplication are at the same level

and

Addition and Subtraction are at the same level

(and it doesn't acknowledge the Left to Right rule)

For the given expression

- There is no simplification of values within parentheses
- There are no exponents
- There is one multiplication:
#3(-2) = (-6)# , so the expression now becomes#(−6)+6−(−2)−5# - All remaining operations are at the "Addition and Subtraction Level" and must be performed Left to Right

4.a

4.b

4.c

#### Explanation:

Count the number of terms first and simplify each term to a single number.

Add or subtract the answers in the last step.

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