# How do you simplify #2(7-2) - 12 div 6 # using PEMDAS?

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Jul 9, 2018

#### Explanation:

PEMDAS is shown here:

Following this image, we know that the first thing to do is simplify the expression inside the parenthesis:

Multiply:

Divide:

Subtract:

Jul 9, 2018

#### Explanation:

Recall PEMDAS:

Parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction. This is the order we simplify in.

According to PEMDAS, let's simplify the parenthesis to get

We can do multiplication and division in any order, so we can do them simultaneously to get

Hope this helps!