# How do you evaluate #3- ( 1- ( - \frac { 11} { 2} ) )#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

Use "PEMDAS"

Parenthesis

Exponents

Multiplication/Division

Addition/Subtraction

We begin by working within the parenthesis

We see we have

And evaluate to get

Our expression is now

Which equates to

#### Explanation:

A different approach, without writing fractions as decimals.

Simplify the parentheses.

Any whole number,

Rewrite.

The common denominator is

Simplify.

Simplify the parentheses.

Subtract.