# What is 36- 4\div 2+ 6?

Sep 28, 2016

$= 40$

#### Explanation:

Always count the number of terms first. There are 3 terms. Keep them separate until each has been simplified to a single answer. In this case there is only one term which needs simplifying.

$\textcolor{b l u e}{36} \textcolor{red}{- 4 \div 2} \textcolor{p u r p \le}{+ 6}$

$= \textcolor{b l u e}{36} \textcolor{red}{- 2} \textcolor{p u r p \le}{+ 6}$

To avoid errors in which terms are being subtracted, it is safer to place the adds at the beginning and the subtracts at the end.

$= \textcolor{b l u e}{36} \textcolor{p u r p \le}{+ 6} \textcolor{red}{- 2}$

$= 40$