Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.4 Order of Operations - 9.4 Exercises: 22

Answer

-18

Work Step by Step

Step 1: Work inside parentheses first: (9 - 12) change to 9 + (-12) to get -3 -3 + 5 (-3) Step 2: Multiply and divide from left to right 5 * (-3) = -15 Step 3: Now add -3 + (-15) = -18
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