How do you use PEMDAS to simplify #3 times 2 - (8+1) #?

1 Answer
Jul 21, 2016

Answer:

#3xx2-(8+1)= -3#

Explanation:

PEMDAS stands for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication and Division, and Addition and Subtraction. Hence we solve in this order - first parentheses, then exponents, then multiplication and division and finally addition and subtraction.

Hence #3xx2-(8+1)#

= #3xx2-9#

= #6-9 = -3#