# How can you solve this equation by pemdas?  4x-3(x-2)+4(3x-8)+3

lemjay | Certified Educator

PEMDAS represents the order of operations which is Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication/Division , and Addition/Subtraction.

`4x-3(x-2)+4(3x-8)+3`

So to simplify this, apply PEMDAS.

First, remove the parenthesis by distributing -3 to (x-2) and 4 to (3x-8).

`=4x-3x+6+12x-32+3`

Like terms are: (a) 4x-3x+12=13x

(b) 6-32+3=-23

`=13x-23`

Hence, `4x-3(x-2)+4(3x-8)+3=13x-23` .

jess1999 | Student

4x-3(x-2)+4(3x-8)+3

First remember what PEMDAS stand for

Parenthesis

Exponents

Multiplication

Division

Subtraction

since you are unable to do anything in the parenthesis or is there any exponents, then you have to distribute

After distributing your equation should look like

4x - 3x + 6 + 12x - 32 + 3 Now combine the like terms by adding / subtracting

After combining the like terms your equation should be

Wiggin42 | Student

4x-3(x-2)+4(3x-8)+3

PEMDAS stands for : Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction.

This is the order of operations we must follow. So lets do exactly just that:

4x - 3x + 6 + 12x - 32 + 3

4x - 3x + 6 + 12x - 32 + 3
x + 6 + 12x - 32 + 3
13x - 26 + 3
12x - 23 is the finaly simplified answer.

atyourservice | Student

`4x-3(x-2)+4(3x-8)+3`   PEMDAS stands for Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication or Division , and Addition or Subtraction. the order of pemdas is the order you solve a problem.

The first step is to look for parentheses, if there are any work on them

`4x-3(x-2)+4(3x-8)+3` does have parentheses so the problem becomes

`4x-3x+6+12x-32+3`    now look for exponents, this problem doesn't have any, so you go over t mult. and divi, there also aren't any so the only ones left are addition and subtraction. So combine like terms

`4x-3x+12x=13x`

`6-32+3=-23`