# How do you simplify #-5+2(8/13)-6times2# using order of operations?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

The order of operations can be remembered by the mnemonic device PEMDAS (often **P** lease **E** xcuse **M** y **D** ear **A** unt **S** ally). This acronym refers to the order of operations, which is:

- Parenthesis
- Exponents
- Multiplication
- Division
- Addition
- Subtraction

You are given

**Parenthesis**

You are given parenthesis, but there are no expressions to simplify. You can leave this as it is.

NOTE: You might be tempted to plug

**Exponents**

There are no exponents in this problem. Move on to the next letter.

**Multiplication**

You can now multiply terms

**Division**

If the fraction could be reduced, reducing factions counts as division. However, because the fraction is already in lowest terms, you can move on to the next step.

**Addition**

There are no two numbers you can add. Move on.

**Subtraction**

#### Explanation:

Count the number of terms first, before you do any calculations.

Simplify each term to a single answer.

The answers will be added or subtracted in the last step.

Within each term you do operations in the following order:

- brackets first
- then powers and roots
- multiply and divide

Each term will simplify to one answer - add or subtract at the end.