# Simplify: 17 – 6 × 10 ÷ 2 + 12.

Let us simplify the given arithmetic expression.

## Answer: The solution of 17 – 6 × 10 ÷ 2 + 12 is -1.

Let us use the concepts of PEMDAS or BODMAS.

**Explanation:**

We follow a particular order when simplifying an arithmetic expression.

The order of operations employed throughout arithmetic expressed here:

- Exponentiation and Root Extraction
- Multiplication and Division
- Addition and Subtraction

It means that if during a mathematical expression, a subexpression seems between 2 arithmetic operators, the operator that is higher within the upper list needs to be applied initially.

The given expression can be written as 17 - 6 × (10 ÷ 2) + 12

= 17 - 6 × (5) + 12

= 17 - 30 + 12

= 29 - 30

= -1