# PEMDAS Rules Practice 1 Solutions

Below are the solutions and answers to the problems in PEMDAS Rules Practice 1. Notice that I have color coded the solution to guide you which operation results to which answer. I have also varied the notations like / and ÷ to familiarize you with both of them. In addition, I have also included operations on fractions with expressions in the numerator and the denominator. In a fraction whose numerator and/or denominator contains one or more operations , you have to simplify first both the numerator and the denominator before dividing. The methods in calculating fractions are shown in numbers 7, 9 and 10.

##### PEMDAS Rules Practice 1 Solutions

1.

Solution:

Multiply: 2 x 3 + 4 x 6 = 6 + 24

Add: 6 + 24 = 30

**Answer: 30**

2.

Solution:

Multiply:

Divide:

Add:

**Answer: 0**

3.

Solution:

Parenthesis: 4 + (6 – 2)^{2 }+ 1 = 4 + 4^{2} + 1

Exponent: 4 + 4^{2} + 1 = 4 + 16 + 1

Add: 4 + 16 + 1 = 21

**Answer: 21**

4.

Solution:

Parenthesis: 8(6 – 2) ÷ 2(5 – 3) = 8(4) ÷ 2(2)

Multiply: 8(4) ÷ 2(2) = 32 ÷ 2(2)*****

Divide: 32 ÷ 2(2)= 16(2)

Multiply: 16(2) = 32

**Answer: 32**

*****This is the case mentioned in the PEMDAS Rules that when multiplication and division are performed consecutively (without any other operations or grouping symbols in between), the perform the operations from the left hand side to the right hand side.

5.

Solution:

Exponent: (-12)(-3) + 8^{2} = 36 + 64

Multiply: (-12)(-3) + 64= 36 + 64

Add: 36 +64 = 100

**Answer: 100**

6.

Solution:

Divide: 4/5 x 25 + 2 = 0.8 x 25 + 2*

Multiply: 0.8 x 25 + 2 = 20 + 2

Add: 20 + 2 = 22

**Answer: 22**

*****This is the case mentioned in the PEMDAS Rules that when multiplication and division are performed consecutively (without any other operations or grouping symbols in between), the perform the operations from the left hand side to the right hand side.

7.

Solution:

*Numerator: *

Parenthesis: -9(2 + 1) = -9(3)

Multiply: -9(3) = -27

*Denominator:*

Parenthesis: -2(-2 – 1) = -2(-3)

Multiply: -2(-3) = 6

Divide the numerator by the denominator: -27/6 = -4.5

**Answer: -4.5**

8.

Solution:

Parenthesis: 4(3 + 1) – 2(5 -2) = 4(4) – 2(3)

Multiply: 4(4) – 2(3) = 16 – 6

Subtract: 16 – 6 = 10

**Answer: 10**

9.

Solution

Denominator: -3 – 4 = -7

Divide the numerator by the denominator: 14 ÷ -7 = -2

**Answer: -2**

10.

*Numerator: *

Exponent: 2^{2} – 4^{2} = 4 – 16

Subtract: 4 – 16 = -12

Denominator: – 3 – 1 = -4

Divide the numerator by the denominator: -12 ÷ -4 = 3

**Answer: 3**

11.

Solution:

We know that -(-3) = 3, so we only have two operations to perform.

Divide: -(-3) + 8 ÷ 4 = 3 + 2

Add: 3 + 2 = 5

**Answer: 5**

12.

Solution:

Exponent: 9^{2} – 8 – 2^{3} = 81 – 8 – 8

Subtract: 81 – 8 – 8= 73 – 8

Subtract: 73 – 8 = 65

**Answer: 65**

13.

Parenthesis: (-7 – 9) (8 – 4) + 4^{3} ÷ 8 = (-16)(4) + 4^{3} ÷ 8

Exponent: (-16)(4) + 4^{3} ÷ 8 = (-16)(4) + 64 ÷ 8

Multiply: (-16)(4) + 64 ÷ 8 = -64 + 64 ÷ 8

Divide: -64 + 64 ÷ 8 = -64 + 8

Add: -64 + 8 = 56

**Answer: -56**

14.

Multiply: 6 + 3 x 2 – 12/4 = 6 + 6 – 12/4

Divide: 6 + 6 – 12/4 = 6 + 6 – 3

Perform Addition and Subtraction from left to right: 6 + 6 – 3 = 9

**Answer: 9**

15.

Parenthesis: 7 x (3 + 2) – 5 = 7 x 5 – 5

Multiply: 7 x 5 – 5 = 35 – 5

Subtract: 35 – 5 = 30

** Answer: 30**

In the next post, I discuss on how to calculate expressions with nested parentheses.

i don’t think number 2 is correct.

You’re right. Thanks for pointing it out. In case you see more errors, please inform me via the comments box.

Panu nging wrong? I also got the answer right…its zero…mejo magulo nga lang at napaka complex ng sol. Na ginamit ng author sa no. 2 ang ginawa ko lang sol saken is…

(-3)(2)+(18/3)

-6 + 6

=0

no. 4 is wrong. it is 16/2 not 16*2, i think

Hnd ka nagreview ng maayos…kahit ako i got the right answer…its 32 not 8

32 is correct.

i also got 8, pero dba kase may parenthesis pa rin

8(6-2) / 2(5-3)

8(4) / 2(2)

32/ 4

8

siguro dun siya confusing talaga

Hi Coleen,tama ka hanggang second line. sa third line, dapat

8(4) / 2(2)

32 / 2(2)

16(2)

=32

pag walang ibang operations in between (multiplication and division lang), magsosolve ka from left to right. not because nauna ang M kesa sa D sa PEMDAS, eh palagi na syang mauuna. nagiinterchange po sila, same with AS (Addition and subtraction) 🙂

Ung parenthesis na tinutukoy mo na dapat mauuna, is ung parenthesis na may operation sa loob. ito kasing parenthesis ng 2(2), multiplication sya.