# How do you simplify #1-7-(2*2 ) + 6*2#?

##### 2 Answers

The problem here is to get the proper order of operations.

A mnemonic: PEDMAS, which should probably be written PE(DM)(AS), is often offered as a way to remember the order.

- Anything inside Parentheses

2.Exponentiation

3.Division and Multiplication

4.Addition and Subtraction

When multiple operation are at the same level, the order is from left to right

Evaluate contents of parentheses

There are no Exponents,

so go on to Division and Multiplication

(there is only one)

We are only left with Addition and Subtraction

which are operations at the same level so they are performed

from Left to Right

#### Explanation:

Count the number of terms. Each term must simplify to give a single answer which will be added or subtracted in the LAST line.

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It is probably easier to re-arrange the terms with the additions first

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