## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

Step 1: Check for parentheses. None Step 2: Apply the exponent $(-4)^{2}$ = -4 * -4 = 16 -48 ÷ 16 + 3 Step 3: Multiplication and division from left to right -48 ÷ 16 = -3 Step 4 : now add -3 + 3 = 0