Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Review Exercises: 6

Answer

$15$

Work Step by Step

Recall the acronym PEDMAS, which tells us the order of operations: P: Parenthesis and other grouping symbols (We do everything in parenthesis first). E: Exponents D/M: Division and Multiplication (from left to right) A/S: Addition and Subtraction (from left to right) Evaluate by substituting the given value of the variable and then using order of operations to simplify: $=2^4-(2-1) \\=16-(1) \\=15$
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