# How do you evaluate #- 3- 4( - 4- ( 3- - 5))#?

##### 2 Answers

Use the order of operations and start with the inside parenthesis

#### Explanation:

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

#### Explanation:

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

Finally, Add