# What is #55\div ( 4^{2} - 5)#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 3, 2018

5

#### Explanation:

To answer this type of question, we use the Order of Operations, also known as PEMDAS:

#color(red)(P)# - Parentheses (also known as Brackets)#color(blue)(E)# - Exponents#color(green)(M)# - Multiplication#color(green)(D)# - Division (this has the same weight as M and so I gave it the same colour)#color(brown)(A)# - Addition#color(brown)(S)# - Subtraction - again, same weight as A and so the same colour)

We do

Now that we have this term isolated from the division, we now look to PEMDAS from the beginning again. There are no

Now back to

Now back to the fraction