Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.2 Adding and Subtracting Signed Numbers - 9.2 Exercises - Page 641: 91



Work Step by Step

The first pair of parenthesis contains a subtraction equation. That equation is worked first in the order of operations. The second pair of parenthesis is simply identifying a negative number so has no impact on order of operations. $-3-(-2+4)+(-5)\longrightarrow$ solve the equation in parenthesis first =$-3-2+(-5)\longrightarrow$ solve from left to right =$-5+(-5)\longrightarrow$ =-10
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