How do you use PEMDAS to simplify #5 * 8 + 6 div 6 - 12 * 2#?

2 Answers
Jan 7, 2016

Answer:

#17#

Explanation:

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#5*8+6-:6-12*2#

#rarr5*8+1-12*2#

#rarr40+1-12*2#

#rarr40+1-24#

#rarr41-24=17#

Aug 2, 2016

Answer:

#17#

Explanation:

For an expression with has a combination of operations, first count the number of terms.
Each term must simplify to a single answer. The final answers are added or subtracted in the final step. You can work within any term independent of the other terms.

#color(red)(5xx8)color(blue)( + 6div6)color(magenta)(-12xx2)" has 3 terms"#

#color(red)(40)color(blue)( + 1)color(magenta)(-24)#

=#17#