## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

Step 1 : Apply the exponents : $4^{2}$ = 4 * 4 =16 and $3^{2}$ = 3* 3 =9 16 + 9 +(-8) Step 2: Addition and subtraction from left to right : 16 + 9 =25 Now add 25 + (-8) = 17