# How do you use PEMDAS to simplify 3times4^2+5-1?

Mar 7, 2018

$52$

#### Explanation:

PEMDAS is Parentheses - Exponents - Multiplication/Division - Addition/Subtraction.

First, you would do exponents, since there are no parentheses. ${4}^{2}$ is $16$. Next, you would do Multiplication/Division.

$3 \cdot 16 = 48$

$48 + 5 - 1 = 52$
${4}^{2} = 16$
$3 \cdot 16 = 48$
$48 + 5 - 1 = 52$