## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

$(-6)^{2} -8 \div 2(-3) = 48$
1. Complete the exponent in $(-6)^{2}$ by multiplying $(-6 \times -6)$ 2. Do the division by dividing $(8)$ with $(2)$ 3. Complete the multiplication 4. Finally, subtract the values $= (-6)^{2} -8 \div 2(-3)$ $= ((-6) \times (-6)) - 8 \div 2 \times (-3)$ $= (36) - 8 \div 2 \times (-3)$ $= (36) - 4 \times (-3)$ $= 36 - (-12)$ $= 36 + 12$ $= 48$