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 - Test: 8

Answer

$-4$

Work Step by Step

RECALL: The order of operations follows the PEMDAS rule. First Priority: P - Parentheses Second Priority: E - Exponents Third Priority: M/D - Multiplication or division, whichever comes first from the left Fourth Priority: A/S - Addition or subtraction, whichever comes first from the left Simplify within the parentheses to obtain: $=(-3)(-4) \div (-3)$ Perform multiplication next. The product of two integers with the same sign is positive. $=12 \div (-3)$ Lastly, divide. The quotient of two integers with different signs is negative. $=-4$
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