## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

Step 1: Check for parentheses. None Step 2: Apply the exponent $(-3)^{2}$ = -3 * -3 = 9 2 – (-5)9 Step 3: Multiplication and division from left to right (-5) * 9 = -45 Step 4: 2 – (-45) = 47 to separate a negative number from a minus sign