I would like to know what is the answer to this math problem, 8+16, divided by 4, times 3 minus 6
What is the answer to this operation
Based on your placement of commas in your question, I'm guessing the problem may look something like this:
((8 + 16) / 4) * (3 - 6)
Deal with what is in the parentheses first
(24 / 4) * (3 - 6)
6 * -3
Post again if your problem was written differently, or just apply the same principles of PEDMAS to your problem.
8+16/4x3-6 ( the symbol / stands for divided by)
If you follow PEMDAS (Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction) you start with the multiplication and division from left to right since there are no parenthesis or exponents. So 16/4=4 and now you have 8+4x3-6. Next 4x3=12 so now you have 8+12-6. Once all multiplication and division is done you move onto addition and subtraction still working left to right so 8+12=20 and 20-6=14.