# How do you evaluate  11 - 4 * (-7) ?

Jun 7, 2015

$11 - 4 \cdot - 7 = 39$

Multiplication comes before subtraction.

$11 - 4 \cdot - 7$

Multiply $4 \cdot - 7$ to get $- 28$.

Subtract $- 28$ from $11$.

$11 - \left(- 28\right)$ =

$11 + 28 = 39$