I would like to know what is the answer to this math problem, 8+16, divided by 4, times 3 minus 6

**3 minus 6**" or "

**multiply by 3**" then minus 6. If you write it out mathematically, as Kyle did above, you can follow his logic. If you write it out mathematically as Katherine did you can see her logic and answer. If the real problem is

**8 + 16 / 4 x 3 - 6**, then the rules pf

**PEMDAS**apply. If you look at

**PEMDAS**literally you will get Kyle's answer. If you look at the way that

**PEMDAS**is meant to work you will know that multiplication and division are given equal value just as addition and subtraction are given equal vlaue. When encountering both of these functions they are to be done from left to right. So, my answer would be:

**8 + 16 / 4 x 3 - 6**

**8 + 4 x 4 -6**

**8 + 16 - 6**

**24 - 6**

**18**

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Of course it is important to know exactly how the equation is written out since parenthesis could change the outcome based on their placement.