# How do you evaluate #2[3(7-5) + 4(8+2)]#?

##### 2 Answers

Using PEMDAS

P - parentheses which are the brackets.

E - exponents

M - multiplication

D - division

A - addition

S - multiplication

We start with the parentheses..

#### Explanation:

Start with the inner brackets and simplify each to a single answer.

It may seem that the usual order of operations is not being followed here because we do:

- addition and subtraction
- multiplication
- addition
- multiplication

However, all of these are just to get rid of the brackets.

There is only only term but we work from the inner brackets, outwards.