What is 2+2/2

5 Answers

lemjay's profile pic

lemjay | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted on


To compute this, we have to apply the order of operation known as PEMDAS.

In PEMDAS, division comes before addition. So we divide first. Since 2-:2=1, we would have:


And then, add them.


Therefore, `2+2-:2=3` .

User Comments

aishukul's profile pic

aishukul | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 3) Honors

Posted on

To solve this problem, it is helpful to use PEMDAS. This means







In the order the words go in, is the order you should solve the problem.

Therefore, you first divide 2/2 to get 1 since Division comes before the word Addition in PEMDAS.

Then you add. 2+1=3

The final answer is 3. 

taangerine's profile pic

taangerine | Student, Grade 12 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted on

In this problem, we would have to use PEMDAS which stands for the order you would have to do the problem in: Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction. 

In this case, we are dealing with Division and Addition. And, division comes first. 

So, we would have to divide.

`2+2/2 = 2+1`

Then, add.

`2+1 = 3`

TIP: One way you can remember PEMDAS is the acronym ... "(P)lease (E)xcuse (M)y (D)ear (A)unt (S)ally.  

mok's profile pic

mok | eNotes Newbie

Posted on


Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction

Since we divide before we add, we divide 2/2 first instead of adding 2+2 first.

This gets us to 2+1 = 3. 

nicoledesilva's profile pic

nicoledesilva | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted on

Use BODMAS which is 

B Brackets first

O Orders (ie Powers and Square Roots, etc.)

D Division

M  Multiplication

A Addition

S Subtraction 

So, answer is 3.