# How do you simplify #11+ 3² - 4 times (80÷10)# using PEMDAS?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 1, 2016

#### Explanation:

Always count the number of terms first. That is a very good indicator of where to begin with the calculations.

Within each term, the usual order applies.

Brackets first, then powers and roots and then multiply and divide.

Once you have a final answer for each term, then you add or subtract in the last step.

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