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

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According to order of operations, multiplication comes before subtraction or addition. Using the order of operations on real numbers, the given expression, $25-8\times3+1 ,$ evaluates to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 25-24+1 \\\\= 1+1 \\\\= 2 .\end{array}