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

1 Answer
Oct 18, 2017

Answer:

#(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.

#(2)(-5)- -18-:3#

Multiply #2xx(-5)#.

#-10- -18-:3#

Multiply #-1xx-18#.

#-10+18-:3#

Do the division next. #-18-:3#.

#-10+6#

Add.

#-10+6=-4#