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

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter R - Elementary Algebra Review - R.1 Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - R.1 Exercise Set - Page 938: 41



Work Step by Step

According to order of operations, we evaluate what is inside the parenthesis first before evaluating anything else. Using the order of operations on real numbers, the given expression, $ 3-(11+2\cdot4) ,$ evaluates to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 3-(11+8) \\\\= 3-(19) \\\\= 3-19 \\\\= -16 .\end{array}
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