How do you evaluate #- 3- 4( - 4- ( 3- - 5))#?
Use the order of operations and start with the inside parenthesis
A negative times a negative equals a positive. Think about it this way. Taking away something is a negative, negatives can be considered as something bad. Taking away something bad is good.
Substitute the i+8 into the expression in place of (
Substitute +4 for
We must use our order of operations very carefully. If we follow the form PEMDAS, then we will look at the inner parenthesis and simplify that first
Next we look at the other parenthesis
Now we can multiply
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