Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 3 - Section 3.3 - Slope - Exercise Set - Page 244: 73


The expression is simplified to $-42$.

Work Step by Step

Simplifying this expression requires knowing the order of operations. We multiply and divide from left to right: $$-10 + (16\div 2)(-4)$$ Simplify: $$-10 + 8(-4)$$ We multiply again: $$-10 + (-32)$$ We then do addition and subtraction from left to right. In this case, we are adding a negative number, which means that we subtract the number: $$-10 - 32$$ The expression is simplified to $-42$.
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