How do you evaluate (10- ( - 3) ^ { 2} ) \cdot ( - 11) + 4?

Mar 28, 2017

$- 7$

Explanation:

There are 2 terms in this expression. Each term must be simplified to a single answer and they can only be added in the last line.

$\left(10 - \textcolor{red}{{\left(- 3\right)}^{2}}\right) \times \left(- 11\right) + 4 = \left(10 - \textcolor{red}{9}\right) \times \left(- 11\right) + 4$

$= \left(\textcolor{b l u e}{10 - 1}\right) \times \left(- 11\right) + 4 = \textcolor{b l u e}{\left(1\right)} \times \left(- 11\right) + 4$

$= - 11 + 4$

$= - 7$