# SOLUTION: Please help to explain how to solve this problem: Name each property used in each step: 26* 1 - 6 + 5 (12/4 - 3) = 26 * 1 - 6 + 5(3-3) = 26

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Expressions-with-variables Question 53426This question is from textbook Glencoe Algebra 1 : Please help to explain how to solve this problem: Name each property used in each step: 26* 1 - 6 + 5 (12/4 - 3) = 26 * 1 - 6 + 5(3-3) = 26 * 1 - 6 + 5 (0) = 26 - 6 + 5(0) = 26 - 6 + 0 = 20 + 0 = 20 I miss some classes last week and I am having trouble understanding this. ThanksThis question is from textbook Glencoe Algebra 1 Answer by funmath(2925)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!When simplifying expressions you must follow the order of operations. Some people use a pnumonic device PEMDAS to remeber the order, I've also heard "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally." P stands for Parenthesis (work them first from the inside out, in the order that follows. E stands for Exponents. M stands for Multiplication it goes with D which stands for division working left to right A stands for addition which goes with S stands for subtraction (at first you do this left to right) I'll use those letters to explain the steps: 26*1-6+5(12/4-3)=26*1-6+5(3-3) P and D 26*1-6+5(0)P and S 26-6+5(0) M 26-6+0 M 20+0 S 20 A (this is also the additive identity) Happy Calculating!!!