Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.8 - Exponents and Order of Operations - Exercise Set - Page 102: 118


The expression evaluates to $-24$.

Work Step by Step

In this problem, we only have multiplication, so we evaluate from left to right, according to order of operations. First, we multiply $-4$ and $-1$ to get $4$: $$4(-3)(2)$$ Now, we multiply $4$ and $-3$ to get $-12$: $$-12(2)$$ Finally, we multiply $-12$ and $2$ to get $-24$. The expression evaluates to $-24$.
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