Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.5 - Subtracting Real Numbers - Exercise Set: 56



Work Step by Step

Follow the order of operations, "Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication and Division, and Addition and Subtraction". Keep in mind that after completing everything inside the brackets, replace the brackets with parentheses, and complete everything inside those first as well. $-5+[(4-15)-(-6)-8]=-5+(-11+6-8)=-5+(-13)=-18$
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