# How do you simplify #3 times 2 - (8+1) # using order of operations?

##### 1 Answer

May 1, 2018

#### Explanation:

The order of operations (PEMDAS) is shown here:

Based on this image, we know that the first thing to simplify is the stuff inside the parenthesis:

The next thing is multiplication:

Finally subtraction:

Hope this helps!