## College Algebra (10th Edition)

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# Chapter R - Section R.1 - Real Numbers - R.1 Assess Your Understanding: 59

#### Answer

$-11$

#### Work Step by Step

RECALL: The order of operations follow the PEMDAS rule: First Priority: P - Parentheses or grouping symbols Second Priority: E - Exponents Third Priority: M/D - Multiplication or Division, whichever comes first from the left Fourth Priority: A/S - Addition or Subtraction, whichever comes first from the left Use the PEMDAS rule to obtain: $=6-[ 3\cdot 5 + 2 \cdot (1) ] \\=6-[15 + 2] \\=6 - 17 \\=-11$

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