Elementary Algebra

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The order of operations follow the PEMDAS rule. First Priority: P -Parentheses 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 Perform the division first to obtain: $=4 \cdot (-1) + 3$ Perform multiplication, and then add last to obtain: $=-4 + 3 \\=-1$