Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 2 - Test: 22



Work Step by Step

$5(-8)-[6-(2-4)]+(12-16)^2$ $\longrightarrow$resolve expressions in parenthesis/brackets =$5(-8)-[6-(-2)]+(-4)^2$ =$5(-8)-8+(-4)^2$ $\longrightarrow$ resolve exponents =$5(-8)-8+16$ $\longrightarrow$multiply =$-40-8+16$ $\longrightarrow$add/subtract working left to right =$-48+16$ =$-32$
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