# How do you evaluate (2) ( - 5) - - 18\div 3?

Oct 18, 2017

(2)(-5)- -18-:3=color(blue)(-4

#### Explanation:

Use the order of operations as indicated by PEMDAS: Parentheses, exponents, multiplication and division from left to right, addition and subtraction from left to right.

$\left(2\right) \left(- 5\right) - - 18 \div 3$

Multiply $2 \times \left(- 5\right)$.

$- 10 - - 18 \div 3$

Multiply $- 1 \times - 18$.

$- 10 + 18 \div 3$

Do the division next. $- 18 \div 3$.

$- 10 + 6$

$- 10 + 6 = - 4$