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Simplify the expression:

5 + 2 × 7 - 4 ÷ 2

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Question:

5 + 2 × 7 - 4 ÷ 2

A
17

explanation

Follow the order of operations, PEMDAS:

Do everything in parentheses (P), left to right.

Evaluate any exponents (E), left to right.

Do *all* multiplication and division (MD), in order, left to right.

Then do *all* addition and subtraction (AS), in order, from left to right.

(Good way to remember: Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally)
There are no parentheses or exponents, so first, perform the multiplications and divisions, left to right:
5 + 14 - 2
Then do the additions and subtractions from left to right:
19 -2
17

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