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

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Apply the order of performing operations. (A mnemonic taught in elementary schools: PEMDAS, Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally P = parentheses E = exponents M = multiplication D = division A = addition S = subtraction ) $3-2(1-4)^{2}\div 6\cdot 2$ = $\quad$... Parentheses... $3-2(-3)^{2}\cdot 2\div 6 = \quad$... Exponent $3-2(9)\cdot 2\div 6= \quad$.. Multiply $3-36\div 6= \quad$... Divide $3-6=-3$