Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials - Chapters 1-5 Cumulative Review Problem Set - Page 233: 3



Work Step by Step

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 Apply the exponent to obtain: $=7-4 \cdot 5 \div (-1)$ Perform multiplication next to obtain: $=7-20 \div (-1)$ Divide to obtain: $=7 -(-20)$ Subtract to obtain: $=7 + 20 \\=27$
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