Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - 1.8 Exponential Notation and Order of Operations - 1.8 Exercise Set - Page 66: 9



Work Step by Step

Using $PEMDAS$ (Parenthesis, Exponent, Multiplication/Division, Addition/Subtraction) in the given expression, $ 5-2(3+4) ,$ parenthesis takes the highest priority. Since the parenthesis involves addition, then the first operation to use is $\text{ addition .}$
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