# How do you evaluate #3 * (-2) +6 -(-2) - 5#?

##### 3 Answers

#### Explanation:

**combine**

**so, the answer is:**

#### Explanation:

Use your order of operations.

The parentheses here are only making it obvious that the numbers are negative, so let's get rid of them.

Next up on the order of operations is exponents, but we don't have any, so we move to multiplication.

Since there is no more multiplication and no division is present, we move on to addition and subtraction. It's pretty easy from here.

Next we've got a double negative. Whenever we subtract a negative number, we add instead.

Well, that wasn't too hard, was it?

#### Explanation:

Count the number of terms first.

Simplify each term separately.