# Chapter 1 - Section 1.8 - Exponents and Order of Operations - Exercise Set: 58

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#### Work Step by Step

$\frac{-5(7-2)-3(4-7)}{-13-(-5)}$ First subtract inside the parentheses $\frac{-5(5)-3(-3)}{-13-(-5)}$ Then multiply $\frac{(-25)-(-9)}{-13-(-5)}$ $\frac{-25+9}{-13+5}$ Then add $\frac{-16}{-8}$ Then divide 2

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